Week two of the latest Supreme Court session has started, and something is missing again.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now entering her second week of turning one of the most important positions in our justice system into a work-from-home job.
Her absence this week was expected.
On Friday, her office released the following statement:
“Justice Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week and will participate in the consideration and decision of the cases on the basis of the briefs and transcripts or oral arguments.”
According to the same statement, her recovery is progressing as expected.
It also stated there seem to be no signs of cancer remaining.
So, the question remains, when can we expect to see Ginsburg on the bench?
Stirring the Pot
Over the last two weeks, speculation about her retirement has been running rampant.
But Ginsburg herself has said nothing to change her previously-stated intentions to keep working.
Her office has also hired clerks through the 2020 term.
Senator Lindsey Graham was asked about Ginsburg this past weekend while interviewing with Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
While he stated he hopes Ginsburg recovers fully, he also stated he would push Trump to nominate a conservative Justice in her place if she does decide to step down.
We expect the mainstream media to be following this closely, especially considering the significance of her retirement and the welcome tilt towards conservatism the Supreme Court would have if Trump actually gets to name a third Justice to the bench.