Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Lie in Repose Wednesday and Thursday at the Supreme Court

The court has released details on how it plans to honor the late justice.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's official portrait in 2016. Photography courtesy of the Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court announced its plans to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Monday. Ginsburg’s casket will arrive at the court at 9:30 AM on Wednesday. Ginsburg’s former law clerks will serve as honorary pallbearers, and her casket will rest on the Lincoln Catafalque, the platform built to hold Abraham Lincoln’s casket, which is on loan from the US Congress.

The arrival will be¬†followed by a small private ceremony in the court’s Great Hall for family, friends, and Ginsburg’s colleagues.

Ginsburg will then lie in repose at the top of the front steps of the court building for public viewing from around 11 AM until 10 PM Wednesday and from 9 AM until 10 PM on Thursday. She’ll be buried next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where her husband, Martin Ginsburg, was buried in 2010.

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Andrew Beaujon joined Washingtonian in late 2014. He was previously with the Poynter Institute, TBD.com, and Washington City Paper. His book A Bigger Field Awaits Us: The Scottish Soccer Team That Fought the Great War was published in 2018. He lives in Del Ray.

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