Mourners descended on the State Supreme Court courthouse on Centre St. on Saturday night to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg — and feel solidarity in the coming battle for the Supreme Court and the White House.
They came bearing votive candles, Ginsburg quotes and images of the Supreme Court justice sporting the famed $6 gold plastic crown worn by rapper Notorious B.I.G. in his final photo shoot. The actual crown recently sold at auction for $600,000.
Late in her court tenure, Ginsburg became a social media icon, the Notorious RBG, a name coined by a law student who admired the jurist’s dissent in a case that weakened a key civil rights law.
Like the Notorious B.I.G., Ginsburg was a native of Brooklyn. Governor Cuomo announced there will be a statue dedicated to her there.