Ruth Bader Ginsburg to get a statue in her native Brooklyn

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg to get a statue in her native Brooklyn

Tribute to the late Jewish Supreme Court judge will be placed in Brooklyn, the New York City borough where she grew up.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The late Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is getting her own statue in her native Brooklyn.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo named the members of a commission this week that would oversee the installation of a statue honouring Ginsburg, who died last month.

Cuomo said in a statement that the statue would be somewhere in Brooklyn, the New York City borough where she grew up.

“Her legacy as a jurist, professor, lawyer and scholar will endure for generations and we are honored to erect a permanent statue in memory of Justice Ginsburg,” Cuomo said. “Lord knows she deserves it.”

The New York Times reported Thursday that there are a number of other initiatives to honor Ginsburg, including a bronze statue to be erected next year at a Brooklyn development. New York City last month named a municipal building in Brooklyn for Ginsburg.

Among the 19 people Cuomo named to the commission are Ginsburg’s daughter and two granddaughters; Irin Carmon, the Jewish journalist and Ginsburg biographer who helped make popular Ginsburg’s late-in-life sobriquet, “Notorious RBG”; Nina Rotenberg, the Jewish NPR judiciary reporter who was a close friend of Ginsburg’s; and a number of her former clerks.

Cuomo also named five honorary members of the commission, including Hillary Clinton, Ginsburg’s colleague on the Supreme Court bench Sonia Sotomayor, and Gloria Steinem, the pioneering Jewish feminist.

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