Ginsburg, who took the unprecedented step of attacking Trump as a candidate, is unlikely to step down willingly, even if incapacitated, meaning the seat would become open only upon her death. "Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required", said court spokesperson Kathy Arberg.
Due to the 85-year-old Ginsburg's recent health issues - including broken ribs and another cancer scare - senior aides within the White House are licking their chops at replacing the liberal icon and changing the direction of the nation's highest court for generations.
Meanwhile, the White House is reportedly preparing for RBG's departure.
If Ginsburg, who will turn 86 in March, is unable to return to the bench, President Donald Trump would have the chance to nominate a third Supreme Court justice to the highest USA court. While she was under observation, doctors found that she had cancerous nodules on her left lung. She was released from the hospital in NY four days later and has been recuperating at home since then. "They're doing it very quietly, of course, because the idea is not to be opportunistic, but just to be prepared so we aren't caught flat-footed", the source told Politico.
With Gorsuch, protestations over the denial of Obama nominee Merrick Garland forced Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to implement the nuclear option-a simple 50-vote majority rather than a 60-vote, filibuster-proof super-majority.
"Roe, I believe, would have been more acceptable as a judicial decision if it had not gone beyond a ruling on the extreme statute before the court", she wrote in the North Carolina Law Review.
President Trump has wished Ginsburg a speedy recovery. Many of them are women, sources say.
"I said I will do this job as long as I can do it full steam", Ginsburg said last month during an interview following a New York City screening of "On the Basis of Sex", a feature film about her years as a young lawyer.