Ginsburg's NPR comments, 86 – who earlier this year took a break from the court after a cancer surgery – came amid the worry of the progressive that her death or retirement would allow President Donald Trump to replace reliably a liberal place of the court with conservative justice. In recent days, Ginsberg wanted to signal that her health is stable and has no plans to withdraw from the court that is facing important issues in her next session on immigration, arms control, homosexual rights, and possibly abortion. doctors removed from her left two cancerous nodules found during the scan after the three fractures of the ribs in November last year. In an NPR interview published on Wednesday, Ginsberg refers to the late Sen. Jim Banning, R-Kentucky, who in 2009 proposed to die from the pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
"There was a senator ̵
1; I think he was after pancreatic cancer – who, with great joy, announced that I would die within six months." The senator, whose name I forgot, is now, and I am very alive, "said Ginzburg.
In the NDP interview, Ginzburg also considers an idea circulating among some Democrats to increase the number of judges in court if a democrat is elected president. "Well, if there is anything, that would make the court guilty. It would be that one side says, "When we are in power, just to increase the number of judges, we will have more people who will vote the way we want them to do," she said. "So I'm not for that decision at all what I see as a temporary situation."
Ginzburg's health has been the subject of much attention in recent years. In November 2014, she underwent a cardiac procedure to place a stent in her right coronary artery and in 2009 was treated for an early stage of pancreatic cancer.
In 1999, only six years after he sworn in as an associate
In July last year, Ginsberg said he hoped to stay on the bench in 2020. On Tuesday, she revealed she had traveled with the late judge John Paul Stevens "in the last week of her life" in Lisbon, Portugal, for a conference where the two judges attended meetings, visited museums, vineyards and castles. "His conversation was engaging, his memory was amazing," she said on Tuesday. As they leave the US ambassador's residence during their last evening in Lisbon, Ginsberg tells Stevens: "My dream is to stay in court for as long as you are."
CNN's Ariana de Vogue contributed to this report.