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Justice Ginsburg to Lie in Repose at Supreme Court, Wednesday and Thursday

September 21, 2020 by Dan McCue
Tributes to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continued to left in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building Monday. (Photo by Dan McCue)
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket will arrive in front of the court just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and a private ceremony will take place inside the Great Hall of the court shortly thereafter.
  • Following the private ceremony inside, Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose under the portico at the top of the front steps of the building to allow for public viewing outdoors.
  • 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.

WASHINGTON –  Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court building on Wednesday and Thursday, the court announced today.

A spokeswoman for the court said Ginsburg’s casket will arrive in front of the court just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and a private ceremony will take place inside the Great Hall of the court shortly thereafter.

The ceremony will be attended by the justice’s family, her close friends and members of the court.

Following the private ceremony inside, Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose under the portico at the top of the front steps of the building to allow for public viewing outdoors.

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 further guidance regarding the public viewing will be made available on the court’s website.

Former law clerks to Justice Ginsburg will serve as honorary pallbearers and will line the front steps as the casket arrives. Supreme Court police officers will serve as pallbearers.

The Justices will remain inside the Great Hall where the casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which has been loaned to the Court by the U.S. Congress for the ceremony.

A 2016 portrait of Justice Ginsburg by Constance P. Beaty will be on display in the Great Hall.

Though it has not yet been formally announced, Justice Ginsburg is also expected to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

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

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