is a matter of intense DEMOC RATS concern because her retirement would likely enable President Donald Trump to try to name [a pro-Constitution, anti-socialist-conservative] replacement.
Trump has named two justices to the bench, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The last president to nominate more than two justices to the bench was Ronald Reagan, who nominated three.
Liberal Justice Ginsburg, who was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, becoming the second female on the top court's bench.
The nine-member court is divided 5-4 among Republican and Democratic nominees. A sixth justice nominated by a Republican would further CEMENT the bench's conservative majority,pro-Constitution, with possible ramifications on a slew of contentious legal issues [like gun control] the top court may review in coming terms, including reproductive rights.
(The "danger" we face, of course, is NOT BEING ABLE to disarm the citizens and legally kill babies anymore)
The White House did not respond to a request for comment. Ginsburg's surgery came as Congress scrambled to pass a bill to keep one-quarter of the federal government funded before a midnight deadline.
The court is in recess and is not scheduled to reconvene until Jan. 4, when the justices will meet for a private conference. The next oral arguments are scheduled for Jan. 7.