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Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated a pandemic-era outdoor wedding

In what was either a thoughtful gesture or a cunning ploy to induce widespread wedding FOMO across the nation, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ventured outdoors to preside over a family friend’s nuptials, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court confirmed.

The justice married Barb Solish, the director of marketing and communications at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Danny Kazin, who works at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

On Monday Solish tweeted a picture of the justice with the caption, “2020 has been rough, but yesterday was Supreme.” She later assured followers that both she and Kazin had tested negative for coronavirus.

Ginsberg officiated behind a lectern, wearing a judicial robe, a black-and-white beaded collar and the standard-issue clip-on earrings owned by each and every Jewish grandmother.

The photo tweeted by Solish is the first to emerge of Ginsburg since she revealed in July that she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of liver cancer.

Irene Katz Connelly is an editorial fellow at the Forward. You can contact her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at @katz_conn.

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