By: Brian Evans

As Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg continues to be absent from the bench following the removal of several tumors over Christmas break, Mainstream Media and Democrats have been worked up into a tizzy, as they panic over whether or not she will be able to continue serving on the highest court in America. In fact, after the 85-year-old missed the first session in 25 years on Monday and Tuesday, questions are arising over her health and her ability to serve as is currently recuperating from recent surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs, marking her third bout with the disease.

Now, behind the scenes, the White House counsel’s office has been working to plan for a scenario of her retiring, as it seems to be more and more likely in the coming months.

U.S. Supreme Court justices pose for group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington

U.S. Supreme Court justices pose for their group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., November 30, 2018. (REUTERS/Jim Young)

The Daily Caller revealed a source in the White House that said

“Gingerly preparations are underway, not just for Ginsburg but for any SCOTUS retirement.”

Indications show that Democrats are scrambling, as they fear that she may not be able to continue serving to the end of President Trump’s first term, let alone if he wins a second term. Furthermore, Ginsberg is currently the most ideologically left justice on the supreme court, and an appointment would allow the court to become more ideologically conservative, rather than Progressive. Also, it would make the court more strict-constitutionalist, rather than basing decisions on personal feelings, emotions, and ideological ends.

Although it is impossible to know what will happen, key indications appear that the President is likely to appoint a woman to replace Ginsberg, and that woman is likely to be Amy Barrett, especially since she was one of the top contenders in last years appointment.

Therefore, one thing can be guaranteed as the days and months roll forward. Ginsberg is likely to be watched very closely, as Democrats and Republicans await what seems to be more likely, the retirement of Ginsberg, which will lead to one of the most contentious appointment hearings in American history. At least, that is if it is still possible after the vile and confirmation hearing of now-Justice Bret Kavanaugh in 2018.