Ginsburg says Supreme Court vacancy possible soon

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hinted Friday that their could be an opening on the nation's highest court soon, but would not say which justice would likely leave.

"We haven't had any of those for some time, but surely we will soon," said Ginsburg, who is undergoing treatments for pancreatic cancer.

Ginsburg made the comments while speaking at New England Law School's yearly "Law Day," the Associated Press reported.

A departure by Ginsburg or any other justices would give President Obama an opportunitiy to reshape the court with younger, liberal voices to replace the currently aging progressive stalwarts.

With nearly 60 votes in the Senate to break any filibuster of a nomination, Obama could choose virtually any candidate and expect much less of a fight than his predecessor, President Bush, did when he nominated Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.