Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie In Repose At Supreme Court This Week

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

WASHINGTON (WCBS 880) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week.

Former law clerks to Justice Ginsburg will serve as honorary pallbearers and line the front steps of the building as the casket arrives around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, ahead of a private ceremony that will be held in the Great Hall, which will be attended by Ginsburg's family, close friends and members of the Court. 

Supreme Court police officers will serve as pallbearers.

Following the ceremony, the Court said Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the building to allow for public viewing outdoors. 

According to the Court, 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.

The public is invited to pay respects between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also announced Monday that Ginsburg will lie in state inside the Capitol's Statuary Hall on Friday. A formal ceremony will be held for invited guests.

 “Justice Ginsburg embodied justice, brilliance and goodness, and her passing is an incalculable loss for our democracy and for all who sacrifice and strive to build a better future for our children," Pelosi said. "Every family in America benefited from her brilliant legacy and courage. Her opinions have unequivocally cemented the precedent that all men and women are created equal.”

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

Ginsburg died Friday of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87.

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