Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

By 1010 WINS

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman in American history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Ginsburg is also the first Jewish-American and the second Supreme Court justice to lie in state.

The late justice, who died last Friday at 87, had been lying in repose outside the Supreme Court since Wednesday, with thousands of mourners coming to pay their respects.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Supreme Court on Thursday, when a crowd of people booed and chanted "Vote him out" and "Honor her wish."

Ginsburg's casket will be brought to the Capitol on Friday morning for a ceremony in Statuary Hall. Her family and lawmakers will be in attendance. Among those expected to be there are Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill.

A motorcade with her casket will leave the Capitol early Friday afternoon, when members of the House and Senate who were unable to attend the ceremony because of coronavirus restrictions will be able to pay their respects.

Ginsburg's family will hold a private burial at Arlington National Cemetery next week. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, Martin Ginsburg, who died in 2010.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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