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US Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be honored with statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace: Cuomo

20:15  19 september  2020
20:15  19 september  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be honored with a statue in Brooklyn, where she was born in 1933, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, one day after Ginsburg's death.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in the West conference room at the Supreme Court, in Washington, Aug. 30, 2013. © Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post/Getty Images, File Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is photographed in the West conference room at the Supreme Court, in Washington, Aug. 30, 2013.

"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," Cuomo said in a statement.

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"She persevered despite several bouts of cancer and was present every single day to participate in the strengthening and safeguarding of our democracy," Cuomo continued.

a sign in front of a building: An image of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is projected onto the New York State Civil Supreme Court building in New York City after she passed away Sept. 18, 2020. © Andrew Kelly/Reuters An image of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is projected onto the New York State Civil Supreme Court building in New York City after she passed away Sept. 18, 2020.

"We remember proudly that she started her incredible journey right here in Brooklyn," Cuomo said. "Her legacy will live on in the progress she created for our society, and this statue will serve as a physical reminder of her many contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for those who will continue to build on her immense body of work for generations to come."

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Cuomo said in the coming days he'll appoint a commission to select an artist.

The commission will also provide recommendations for a location, which hasn't yet been chosen.

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Video: Mourners leave tributes to Ginsburg at high court (Associated Press)

Trump embraces political battle with pick of Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite, for Supreme Court .
Trump's nomination of Barrett will be a major campaign issue, coming just three days before his first debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden. “This nomination is an attack on our very democracy," said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Republicans and conservative allies applauded Barrett as a strict constructionist who will interpret the Constitution and not make law from the bench. "Judge Barrett has impressed the brightest judicial and legal minds with her profound understanding of the law," tweeted Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex.

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