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Justice Ginsburg's letter 'made my day, if not my life,' blogger says


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won’t be coming to blogger Staci Zaretsky’s wedding, and she was polite enough to decline in a letter.

Ginsburg and Zaretsky aren’t friends, and they aren’t distant relatives. Zaretsky blogs for Above the Law and she decided to dispatch a wedding invitation to the justice who made the biggest impact in her life.

Writing at Above the Law, Zaretsky says she included a handwritten note telling Ginsburg how she was a source of inspiration and praising her for her efforts to advance women’s rights. Zaretsky added three rhinestone hearts to the envelope.

Zaretsky didn’t expect Ginsburg to RSVP. “After all, the recipient of my celebrity wedding invitation is one of the most important public figures alive in this country,” she writes.

Zaretsky posted a photo of the letter, signed by Ginsburg, on ATL. “Every best wish for life’s most important partnership,” Ginsburg wrote. “I will be in Santa Fe on wedding day, but appreciate your invitation and spirit-lifting note.”

Zaretsky says Ginsburg “made my day—if not my life—with this letter. Thank you so very much for making me smile, and thank you again for all of the good that you do in the world.”

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