Despite her unprecedented absences from the bench this week, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recovery from her lung cancer treatment is “on track” and “no further treatment is required,” according to the court.
Ginsburg will continue to work from home next week, but she will participate through briefs and transcripts.
“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 the transcripts of oral arguments. Her recovery from surgery is on track. Post-surgery evaluation indicates no evidence of remaining disease, and no further treatment is required,” Supreme Court spokesperson Kathy Arberg said in a statement.
Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove cancerous tumors from her lungs last month.
Reports surfaced Thursday that the Trump administration has been quietly prepping a short list of possible replacements for Ginsburg in the belief that her recent absences indicated serious illness.