Public Viewing Planned for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Before she is laid to rest, the public will be able to pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Her body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., for three days of public viewing.
The Supreme Court said in a statement, “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.”
The statement continued, “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 viewing will then take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on September 23 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on September 24.
A private funeral will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ginsburg died Friday after multiple battles with cancer. She was 87.