A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.
Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. A legal trailblazer and champion of womens rights, she became the high court’s second female justice in 1993.
Cuomo, a Democrat, said that he’ll appoint a commission to choose an artist and oversee the selection of a location for the statue.
In a statement, Cuomo said the statue will serve as a physical reminder of Ginsburgs 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.
Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and grew up in the boroughs Flatbush neighborhood. She first gained fame as a litigator for the…