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Justice Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her native Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the memorial Saturday. Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

A legal trailblazer and champion of women’s 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.

This image provided by the Supreme Court, shows Joan Ruth Bader at two-years-old in 1935, at her home in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)

Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn in 1933 and grew up in the borough’s Flatbush neighborhood.

#BREAKING: New York will honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in Brooklyn, her birthplace.

This statue will serve as a physical reminder of Justice Ginsburg's monumental contributions to the America we know today and as an inspiration for all. pic.twitter.com/iwvo7c3JOw

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) September 19, 2020

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