November 10, 1996 in Nation/World

Supreme Court Justice Robbed

Washington Post

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the victim of a purse snatching late Thursday in northwest Washington, D.C., near the Watergate apartments, where she lives.

District of Columbia police said the thief was a man of undetermined age who wore a white satin jacket, police said. He ran by and grabbed the purse from Ginsburg’s hand. The leather purse contained $40 in cash, police said.

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