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Politics 'A bittersweet moment': Brooklyn Municipal Building to be named after Ruth Bader Ginsburg

21:46  22 september  2020
21:46  22 september  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The Brooklyn Municipal Building pictured after a mural reading 'Black Lives Matter' was painted on June 30, 2020. Cuomo later released an official statement, saying: "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg selflessly pursued truth and justice in a world of division, giving voice to the voiceless and uplifting

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn where she was raised and attended New York City public schools until she graduated from James Madison High School in the Madison neighborhood of Brooklyn . She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and finished first in her

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Brooklyn Municipal Building will soon bear the name of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Eric Adams et al. standing in front of a building © Provided by Washington Examiner

“We want to make sure that we honor her in every conceivable way and especially in the borough that she came from that gave her so much of her strength and spirit, the borough of Brooklyn,” de Blasio said, according to the Hill.

Ginsburg, who died from cancer complications on Friday at the age of 87, was born and raised in the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn to a family of working-class Jewish immigrants. News that the municipal building, which houses a number of city offices, will be renamed comes just days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that a statue of Ginsburg will be erected in Brooklyn to honor her legacy.

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams launched a campaign Thursday to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg . Ginsburg , 85, a native of Flatbush, is celebrating her 25th year on the bench. She was appointed to the nation’s highest court

De Blasio said the building’s new name will be a source of pride to Brooklynites, who consider the late justice one of their own.

“What an extraordinary opportunity to say to the people of Brooklyn, ‘Here’s one of your own who changed the world. Here’s someone of, by, and for Brooklyn and this city who did greatest things on the world stage.’ And that building will carry her name forevermore,” de Blasio said.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who had already started a petition to name a building after Ginsburg prior to her death, called news that the municipal building would be renamed “a bittersweet moment.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eric Adams are posing for a picture: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks during a public remembrance to honor the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and former Brooklynite Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outside Brooklyn's, Municipal Building, Sunday Sept. 20, 2020, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP) © Provided by Washington Examiner Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams speaks during a public remembrance to honor the life and legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and former Brooklynite Ruth Bader Ginsburg, outside Brooklyn's, Municipal Building, Sunday Sept. 20, 2020, in New York. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

“But I take heart in knowing that young girls and boys who pass by the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brooklyn Municipal Building will know her name, learn from her example, and pick up the baton to run their own mile toward a more just, equitable, and fair America,” Adams said in a statement.

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The group wants to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building in Downtown Brooklyn after Justice Ginsburg to recognize her accomplishments. She later became the first woman to be a tenured professor at Columbia Law School. During the 1970s, she argued a number of women’s rights cases

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who died at age 87 on Friday, reached the heights of power at her own pace, always recalibrating the time she put to family and her pioneering career.

Ginsburg’s death has set in motion an election-year fight by Republicans to seat a new Supreme Court justice prior to Nov. 3. Despite the opposition of Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, Republican leaders have vowed to forge ahead with confirming whomever President Trump nominates for the role. Trump is expected to announce his pick, who he says will be a woman, on Saturday.

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