Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with public viewing at Supreme Court

Johnny Lopez
September 23, 2020 - 9:57 am

Members of the public have lined up at the Supreme Court to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As previously announced, Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Court Wednesday and Thursday.

Her casket arrived at the Supreme Court on Wednesday morning. Ginsburg’s former law clerks served as honorary pallbearers and lined the steps as the casket arrives. Supreme Court police officers served as pallbearers.

Ginsburg was remembered in a private ceremony in the Great Hall attended by family, close friends and members of the court.

After the ceremony, the casket was moved under the Portico at the top of the Supreme Court’s front steps for public viewing.

"The public is invited to pay respects in front of the Building from approximately 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 24," the court said in a statement.

On Friday, Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the Capitol, reported CNN. A formal ceremony will take place during the morning, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it will only be open to invited guests.

A private interment service will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery.

Ginsburg died on September 18th at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

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