WASHINGTON — The physique of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose on the Supreme Court docket this week, with preparations to permit for public viewing regardless of the coronavirus pandemic, the court docket mentioned Monday.
Ginsburg’s casket will likely be on public view Wednesday and Thursday below the portico on the high of the court docket’s iconic steps in entrance of the constructing.
Public viewing is predicted to final from 11 a.m. EDT to 10 p.m. EDT Wednesday and 9 a.m. EDT to 10 p.m. EDT Thursday, the court docket mentioned. Congress made comparable preparations for a public viewing exterior the Capitol after the dying of Rep. John Lewis in July.
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A non-public ceremony will happen on the court docket on Wednesday morning for the justices, Ginsburg’s household and associates.
As well as, Ginsburg’s physique additionally will lie in state Friday in Statuary Corridor on the Capitol and a personal ceremony will likely be held there, too, Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned. Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who additionally was president, is the one different justice to be accorded the honour of mendacity in state on the Capitol, in response to the Home web site. Taft died in 1930, shortly after work started on the positioning the place the Supreme Court docket would open in 1935.
Ginsburg will likely be buried subsequent week at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery, beside her husband Martin, in a personal service, the court docket mentioned.
The justice died Friday at age 87 from pancreatic most cancers. She served on the court docket for 27 years, appointed in 1993 by President Invoice Clinton.