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Ginsburg’s body to lie in repose at Supreme Court

Then Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office in 1993 at U.S. District Court in Washington.
Then Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses in her robe in her office in 1993 at U.S. District Court in Washington. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home in Washington on Friday.
(Doug Mills / AP)

The body of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court this week, with arrangements to allow for public viewing despite the coronavirus outbreak.

Ginsburg’s casket will be on public view Wednesday and Thursday under the portico at the top of the iconic steps in front of the building. A private ceremony will take place at the court Wednesday morning.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) announced that Ginsburg will lie in state in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Friday. That ceremony will be open only to invited guests, Pelosi said.

Ginsburg will be buried next week at Arlington National Cemetery in a private service, the court said.

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The justice died Friday at age 87.

Congress made similar arrangements for a public viewing outside the Capitol after Georgia Rep. John Lewis’ death in July.


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