ARLINGTON, Va. — Supreme Court docket Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a personal ceremony at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery, laid to relaxation beside her husband and close to a few of her former colleagues on the courtroom.
Washington final week honored the 87-year-old Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, with two days the place the general public may view her casket on the high of the Supreme Court docket’s steps and pay their respects. On Friday, the ladies’s rights trailblazer and second lady to affix the excessive courtroom lay in state on the U.S. Capitol, the primary lady to take action.
Already the capital is looking forward to affirmation hearings anticipated to start Oct. 12 for Amy Coney Barrett, whom President Donald Trump introduced Saturday as his nominee for Ginsburg’s seat. Barrett was assembly with senators on Tuesday.
Arlington, simply over the Potomac River from Washington, is greatest often known as the resting place of roughly 400,000 service members, veterans and relations. However Ginsburg is the 14th justice to be buried on the cemetery.
Ginsburg’s husband Martin Ginsburg was buried on the cemetery in 2010 following his demise from most cancers. He had served within the Military as an artillery college teacher at Fort Sill in Oklahoma when the couple have been newlyweds. The couple was married for 56 years and had two kids. The justice had saved the framed, folded flag from her husband’s casket in her workplace on the courtroom.
Whereas the cemetery is thought for its rows of white headstones, the part the place the Ginsburgs are buried, known as Part 5, is an older part of the cemetery the place markers chosen by households are allowed, and their gravestone is black, with a Star of David on the high.
The gravesite is just under the ultimate resting place of former President John F. Kennedy. The Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are within the distance. 9 different justices are buried in that part, together with three that Ginsburg served with.
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Different justices buried on the cemetery embody President William Howard Taft, who served as chief justice after he was president, and Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights champion who argued the landmark Brown v. Board of Schooling college desegregation case and have become the courtroom’s first black justice when he joined the bench in 1967. Harry Blackmun, the writer of the 1973 Roe v. Wade determination establishing a lady’s proper to an abortion, is buried subsequent to Marshall in Part 5.
The final justice to be buried on the cemetery was retired Supreme Court docket Justice John Paul Stevens, who died in 2019 on the age of 99. Along with Stevens, the opposite justices Ginsburg served with who’re buried on the cemetery are Blackmun and Chief Justice William Rehnquist.