As we all mourn the devastating loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is now one way she will be memorialized in her hometown of Brooklyn.
Governor Cuomo announced today that the state will honor the trailblazing native New Yorker with a statue in Brooklyn. A commission to select the artist will be appointed in the coming days, and a location will be selected soon as well.
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving to the voiceless and uplifting those who were pushed aside by forces of hate and indifference,” the Governor said. “As a lawyer, jurist, and professor, she redefined gender equity and civil rights and ensured America lived up to her founding ideals — she was a monumental figure of equality, and we can all agree that she deserves a monument in her honor.”
You can read the full statement here:
#BREAKING: New York will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace.
This statue will serve as a physical reminder of Justice Ginsburg's monumental contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for all. pic.twitter.com/iwvo7c3JOw
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 19, 2020
There also appears to be a collective memorial planned at court houses across the country tonight, September 19 at 8pm. For NYC, it will be at the NY County Supreme Court at 60 Centre St.
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