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New York will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn

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    Trump says likely to nominate a woman to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court. New York will honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn
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Trump says likely to nominate a woman to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court.
Death of liberal justice gives Trump chance to reshape the US for generations.

Tributes come from Trump, Obama and across the political spectrum – but partisan divide and looming election are never far away

Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be honored with a statue in Brooklyn, the New York City borough where she was born and grew up.

The supreme court justice died on Friday at the age of 87, 27 years after her nomination by Bill Clinton.

Donald Trump, former presidents, governors, federal jurists and lawmakers led tributes. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state would erect the statue.

“She redefined gender equity and civil rights and ensured America lived up to her founding ideals,” Cuomo said. “She was a monumental figure of equality, and we can all agree that she deserves a monument in her honor.”

In Washington, hundreds gathered on the steps of the court overnight, marking the passing of a justice who became a hero to liberals. Elizabeth LaBerge, a lawyer, said Ginsburg’s death was another blow for people who have made “serious law and order a mission of their lives”.

Trump says likely to nominate a woman to succeed Ginsburg on Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump on Saturday named two conservative women who he has elevated to federal appeals courts as contenders to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy caused by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, a move that would tip the court further to the right.