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Secret Service Locates Stolen Possessions of Justice Ginsburg

November 10, 1996

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Some possessions that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost in a purse-snatching were recovered by uniformed Secret Service officers Saturday, a spokesman said.

Lt. Marty Ratchford said the officers retrieved Ginsburg’s court identification card, keys and other personal items found by residents who live near the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Ginsburg’s purse was grabbed by a man who dashed past her Thursday night as she walked with her husband, Martin, and daughter, Jane, from the center to the couple’s apartment in the nearby Watergate complex.

The 63-year-old associate justice was not injured in the incident.

Her purse contained $40 in cash and a government credit card along with other items. The purse and the money were among items still missing, Ratchford said.

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