The New York Governor said the sculpture would remind Ginsburg’s contribution to “America we know today.”
A monument to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be erected in New York’s Brooklyn, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from complications of pancreatic cancer. A fighter for the right of women, she became the second woman in the highest court in 1993.
Cuomo said that he would appoint a Commission to select a sculptor and determine the location of the monument.
The Governor said the sculpture would serve as a physical reminder of Ginsburg’s great contribution “to America we know today, and an inspiration for those who will continue the tremendous work she has done.”
Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and grew up in the Flatbush neighborhood. She first came to prominence as a lawyer for the women’s rights project at the American civil liberties Union.
The Governor said that Ginsburg “selflessly sought truth and justice in a divided world, giving a voice to the silent and uplifting those who were pushed aside by the forces of hatred and indifference.”
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t need a seat on the Supreme Court to earn a place in the textbooks of American history,” President Bill Clinton said earlier when appointing Ginsburg to the Supreme court. “She’s already earned it.”