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Ginsburg honored at Supreme Court

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/23/20, 01:36 pm

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s former law clerks lined the steps to the U.S. Supreme Court as members of the court’s police force carried her flag-draped casket into the Great Hall on Wednesday. By early morning, nearly 200 people had gathered outside to pay their respects. The other eight justices met the casket for a private ceremony inside the closed building. Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer on Friday at age 87.

When can the public pay its respects? Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose on the court’s front steps on Thursday, where people can line up following social distancing guidelines. On Friday, she will become the first woman and second Supreme Court justice to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol before being buried beside her husband, Martin, next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Dig deeper: Read Emily Belz’s report on Ginsburg’s life and legacy.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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