Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Officiates Wedding In-Person Weeks After Hospitalization
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seen out for the first time in months officiating a friend’s outdoor wedding over the weekend. The 87-year-old justice had announced back in July that she was being treated for liver cancer.
The bride, Barb Solish, tweeted a picture of Ginsburg at the ceremony in her judicial robes, captioned, “2020 has been rough, but yesterday was Supreme.”
According to court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg, the ceremony took place at a private residence outdoors and Ginsburg is a close friend of one of the families. In addition, the bride noted on Twitter that she and her husband tested negative before the wedding ceremony, presumably referring to COVID-19.
Justice Ginsburg and the rest of the Supreme Court had been out of the public eye since March, when the coronavirus pandemic began and the court was closed to the public. Opinions and decisions were posted online, instead. Soon after the court closed for the summer, Ginsburg announced that she was undergoing chemotherapy, marking her fifth time dealing with cancer in the last 20 years.