Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive Award, Speak in Chicago

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was expected to speak in Chicago Monday while receiving an award from the University of Chicago.

Ginsburg will be given the university's 2019 Harris Dean's Award, the school said, an annual award given to "an exceptional leader for his or her lifetime contributions to public policy."

“The distinguished career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg serves as an inspiration for our students and for rising leaders around the world,” Harris School of Public Policy Dean Katherine Baicker said in a statement, adding that Ginsburg's "leadership on the Court and her analytical approach to judicial decision-making exemplify the commitment and impact honored" by the award.

As part of the event, Ginsburg was expected to join in a conversation with Baicker, scheduled to take place beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the university's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, located at 915 E. 60th St.

Originally open to the public with prior registration, tickets sold out and the waitlist reached capacity before Monday, though the event will be streamed live online and on

Last month, the Supreme Court revealed that Ginsburg had completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas, the fourth time the 86-year-old justice announced she had been treated for cancer over the last two decades. There was no evidence of the disease remaining following her latest treatment, the Court said.

Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is the oldest justice on the bench and widely regarded as the leader of the court's liberal wing.

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