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There might soon be a building named after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced Thursday that he is lobbying to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after Ginsburg, in honor of her 25th anniversary serving on the Supreme Court, Gothamist reported.

On the online petition, which will be sent to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Adams describes Ginsburg as “trailblazer and hero.” He recounted her “quintessential New York story,” from her beginnings in Flatbush, born to Jewish immigrant, to finishing first in her class at Columbia Law School. After a remarkable legal career, the women’s rights advocate landed a seat on the highest court in August 1993.

Adams argues on the petition that Ginsburg has become an icon, amassing admirers and a book deal and an action figure. Renaming the building requires an executive action by de Blasio’s office, Adams said, and he hopes not to have to wait much longer to honor her lifetime of achievement.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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