Kalvis Golde at SCOTUSblog has the details of memorial ceremonies for justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg to lie in repose at court on Wednesday, Thursday:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and she will lie in state at the Capitol on Friday.

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Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a brief public ceremony will occur on the front steps of the court as Ginsburg’s casket arrives, the court said in a news release:

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court of the United States on Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24. The casket will arrive in front of the Court just before 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A private ceremony will take place in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. attended by Justice Ginsburg’s family, close friends, and members of the Court. Following the private ceremony inside, Justice Ginsburg will lie in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the Building to allow for public viewing outdoors. Press coverage will be pooled and details will be provided in a separate media advisory.

Former law clerks to Justice Ginsburg will serve as honorary pallbearers and will line the front steps as the casket arrives. Supreme Court police officers will serve as pallbearers. The Justices will remain inside the Great Hall where the casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which has been loaned to the Court by the U.S. Congress for the ceremony. A 2016 portrait of Justice Ginsburg by Constance P. Beaty will be on display in the Great Hall.

The public is invited to pay respects in front of the Building from approximately 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, and from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 24. Further guidance regarding the public viewing will be available on the homepage of the Court’s website.

Court police officers will serve as pallbearers, carrying the casket as Ginsburg’s former clerks, serving as honorary pallbearers, line the front steps. The casket will be placed inside the Great Hall on the Lincoln Catafalque, which has been loaned by Congress for the occasion. A small private ceremony will be held in the Great Hall at 9:30, attended by Ginsburg’s family and close friends, as well as the other justices. Ginsburg’s portrait, painted by Constance P. Beaty, will be displayed in the Great Hall.

Members of the public will be able to pay their respects at an outdoor viewing from around 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday. The casket will lie in repose under the portico atop the front steps of the court.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Ginsburg will lie in state at the Capitol on Friday, following the two days of public viewing at the court. The casket will lie inside the Capitol’s Statuary Hall. [Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman to ever lie in state at the Capitol].

In a private interment ceremony, Ginsburg will be laid to rest next week at Arlington National Cemetery.




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