Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Portland neighborhood honors late SCOTUS judge with mural, Internet says 'rest in power'
It took one full day to complete the mural and the final paint strokes were done after dark with the help of vehicle headlights
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a cultural icon who died at her home in Washington, DC, after serving 27 years as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. On September 18, the Supreme Court announced her death stating the cause as complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She was 87.
According to NPR, just days before her death, as her strength decreased, Ginsburg's granddaughter Clara Spera reiterated her desire to not be replaced until Elections 2020 conclude. "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg said. Her death is a tragic loss to the country and the void left by her is still being felt.
To pay tribute to her, Portland honored the late Supreme Court Justice by painting a mural of her. It was painted on a street in the city’s Alamada neighborhood. The initiative was taken by a local artist and neighbors who wanted to pay tribute to the icon, reports kobi5.com. It took one full day to complete the mural and the final paint strokes were done after dark with the help of vehicle headlights.
KGW News posted a video of the mural on YouTube. The mural features Ginsberg in her signature black robe with red boxing gloves and the words ‘All Rise’ written on top. A woman was heard saying, “We are lucky enough to have a very talented person in our community that does murals and knows how to envision these things. It was a magical combination of that talent, surrounded by people saying ‘yeah, let’s do it’ and then somebody else saying ‘when are we doing it’. It was a combination of all those people in the same place and same time.”
Devon Haskins of KGW News, along with a photo of the mural, wrote on Twitter: “Neighbors painted a mural honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Alameda neighborhood near 27th and Bryce.” His tweet got a lot of reaction from other users. One said, “Beautiful and a wonderful way to honor RBG. Rest in Power Queen.” Another commented, “I got choked up looking at this. I love your neighbors!” One user stated, “My hope is her legacy will encourage more women with vision like hers will become lawyers.” Another said, “Wow, that is gorgeous and so loving.” A user said, “Yet another example of Portland being rockstars. Hell yeah, #RBG #Ruthless”
Neighbors painted a mural honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Alameda neighborhood near 27th and Bryce— Devon Haskins (@devonhaskins) September 30, 2020
📸:still frame from KGW video pic.twitter.com/8oGrpOUFmD
Beautiful and a wonderful way to honor RBG. Rest in Power Queen.— 🌎👠VivaLaResistance #BidenHarris2020 (@Kimmi1965) October 1, 2020
I got choked up looking at this. I love your neighbors! pic.twitter.com/pxjoWpftjx— Ashley Perry (@AshleyPerry2020) October 1, 2020
My hope is her legacy will encourage more women with vision like hers will become lawyers.— steven Teichner (@steven_teichner) October 1, 2020
Wow, that is gorgeous and so loving.— AlyceMiller Wears A Mask Correctly to Save Lives (@AlyceLMiller) October 1, 2020
Recently, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge, to succeed the late Ginsburg on the US Supreme Court, which caused a lot of political outrage with the opponent Democrats refusing to cooperate. As reported, they have accused the Republican Party of following double standards since it was the same party that had opposed the appointment of the successor to former Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia in the times of Barack Obama. The Republicans led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell resisted the nomination of Merrick Garland, a pick by Obama then, saying Scalia’s successor should have been picked by a new president and Trump eventually did it in 2017 when Neil Gorsuch replaced the deceased judge.