Apparently still recovering from recent cancer-removing surgery, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed a second consecutive day of oral arguments, Tuesday.
The aging Justices failing health has liberals worried she may not be able to serve out the remainder of President Trump’s term.
The Hill has more:
Chief Justice John Roberts noted Ginsburg’s absence when the justices took their seats for the second time in the new year.
Ginsburg, who was forced to miss her first oral argument in more than 25 years on Monday, is still recuperating at home after surgery to remove two cancerous nodules from the lower lobe of her left lung on Dec. 21.
The spots were found incidentally in an x-ray she had at George Washington University Hospital while being treated for fractured ribs, an injury she sustained after falling in her office on Nov. 7.
If Ginsburg is forced to step down from the court, President Trump will surely nominate a justice to cement the court’s conservative majority and push its ideological balance even farther to the right for generations to come.