Will a monument to former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg be erected in Washington D.C.? The liberal icon’s death last year set off a mad scramble by the GOP to fill her seat before the presidential election, handing the seat to her inexperienced ideological opposite, Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
Legislation has been filed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to build a monument to the only Supreme Court justice ever given a street name, the “Notorious RBG.” It would be placed on Capitol Hill.
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March is Women’s History Month and there are few in American history that has had such a profound effect on the lives of women nationwide. Before joining the Court in 1993, Ginsburg was known as one of the finest civil rights litigators in the country. She was the second woman to join the Court.
“She was an icon and a trailblazer who dedicated her life to opening doors for women at a time when so many insisted on keeping them shut,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said. “It is only fitting that the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives honor her life and service by establishing a monument in the Capitol.”
Klobuchar joined 15 other Democratic senators in introducing the bill in the Senate. The House bill was sponsored by Reps. Lois Frankel (D-FL.) along with Jackie Speier (D-CA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL).
No Republicans co-sponsored the bill.
Ginsburg was nominated to the court by former President Bill Clinton. She served for 27 years before dying of cancer.