Ginsburg to skip State of the Union to speak in Rhode Island

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Ginsburg to skip State of the Union to speak in Rhode Island
FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017 file photo shows U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaking at the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington. Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address while she travels to Rhode Island to speak to a group of law students. Ginsburg is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is skipping President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address while she travels to Rhode Island to speak to a group of law students.

Ginsburg is scheduled to speak on Tuesday at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol.

The talk will only be open to students, faculty and staff, although members of the media are allowed.

During her trip to Rhode Island, Ginsburg also is set to make stops at a synagogue and at U.S. District Court, both in Providence. Both stops are closed to the media.

The trailblazing, 84-year-old justice is the subject of a new documentary called “RBG,” which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.