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US This Baltimore courthouse is set to be renamed after the late Rep. Elijah Cummings

12:10  18 january  2020
12:10  18 january  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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Baltimore 's East Court House Building will become the Elijah E. Cummings Court House Building, announced Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young on Friday. Young also declared January 18 as Elijah Cummings Day in Baltimore . That day was his birthday.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep . Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Young spokesman James Bentley said the plaques will be installed in the spring or early summer after the city receives approval from the U.S. Department of

Just a few months after the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings, Baltimore is honoring the former lawyer and lawmaker in a fitting way: renaming a courthouse.

a group of people sitting at a table: Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young is joined by the family of the late Rep. Cummings as he unveils a rendering of the name on the courthouse© Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun/AP Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young is joined by the family of the late Rep. Cummings as he unveils a rendering of the name on the courthouse

Baltimore's East Court House Building will become the Elijah E. Cummings Court House Building, announced Mayor Bernard C. Jack Young on Friday.

Young also declared January 18 as Elijah Cummings Day in Baltimore. That day was his birthday.

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Elijah Cummings chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and long before he took on President Donald Trump as a congressman, the Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young recently signed a bill calling for the courthouse to be renamed after the congressman who passed away in October at 68.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep . Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young on Friday unveiled the renderings of the bronze plaques that will be affixed to the building's exterior.

Two signs will be placed on the north and south side of the courthouse, each honoring Cummings' legacy, CNN affiliate WBAL reported.

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, the widow of the late representative, called the renaming "significant" and she thanked the city for the dedication, according to WBAL.

"His legal career started in this courthouse," she said.

Cummings, who represented Maryland's 7th Congressional District (which includes much of Baltimore) since 1996, died in October at the age of 68. He graduated from Baltimore City College High School before attending Howard University in nearby Washington, DC and University of Maryland School of Law.

Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Cummings was a key figure in leading the investigations into President Donald Trump -- including issues relating to the impeachment inquiry, the treatment of migrants at the southern border and the potential citizenship question for the census.

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