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Mourning the loss of a legal legend, keeping her light alive

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.

Mourners paid tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside New York State Supreme Court on Saturday night, a day after Ginsburg’s death at age 87. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

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.

Mourning the passing of a legal and liberal legend. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)
The memorials included custom RBG candles. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

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.

Justice Ginsburg was a feminist icon for her trailblazing court cases and distinguished tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

Like the Notorious B.I.G., Ginsburg was a native of Brooklyn. Governor Cuomo announced there will be a statue dedicated to her there.

The vigil gathered outside New York State Supreme Court, at 60 Centre St. (Photo by Q. Sakamaki)

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