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Justice Antonin Scalia’s body will lie in repose in Supreme Court’s Great Hall

Justice Scalia’s chair draped in black

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death, as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century.

(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall on Friday.

The court announced that the public will be invited to pay its respects Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern time.

The details came Tuesday as the former jurist’s courtroom chair was draped in black to mark his death, as part of a Supreme Court tradition that dates to the 19th century.

Court officials also draped black wool crepe over the entrance to the marble courtroom and the mahogany bench in front of Scalia’s chair.


Flags at half-staff for Justice Scalia

Flags at the Washington Monument fly at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at age 79. 

(Associated Press)

Flags on the court’s front Plaza will be flown at half-staff for 30 days.

Funeral plans have not been released.

Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice.



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