Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiates wedding at private residence

Despite persistent concerns about her health, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly remains healthy enough to continue in her capacity on the nation’s highest court.

She was also up to the task of officiating the wedding ceremony for a close family friend this week, as the New York Post reported.

“Yesterday was Supreme”

The bride, Barb Solish, serves as the communications director for the National Alliance on Mental Health.

In a tweet on Monday, she shared an image from the wedding, as well as a caption and several follow-up tweets providing details, such as the fact that she and now-husband Danny Kazin tested negative for the coronavirus prior to the wedding.

“2020 has been rough, but yesterday was Supreme,” Solish wrote.

The Post cited a Supreme Court spokesperson who described Ginsburg as “a close friend of one of the newlyweds’ families,” adding that the “celebration took place at a private residence.”

This appearance by the 87-year-old justice likely comes as some reassurance to fans and critics alike who wish her well in her continued battles against cancer.

Medical ups and downs

Her role as a wedding officiant came a short time after her latest hospitalization. In July, she was admitted to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to “revise a bile duct stent,” the Post reported at the time.

That stent had been installed as part of the treatment for a recurrence of pancreatic cancer that was diagnosed last year. It was just the latest health emergency to impact the resilient justice.

In September 1998, Ginsburg underwent treatment for colon cancer. Eleven years later, she was sidelined by her first bout of pancreatic cancer, as The Washington Post reported at the time.

Nearly two years ago, she had a pair of cancerous nodules removed from her lungs, as reported by NPR. That case was initially discovered as she received treatment for an unrelated fall during which she suffered fractured ribs. After lesions were discovered on her liver during a scan in February, she began a course of chemotherapy that she has since described as effective, according to CNBC.

Pandemic shutdowns can make it hard for any ceremony to feel as formal or memorable — but a Supreme Court justice conducting the ceremony is sure to be an experience these newlyweds will never forget.

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