Funeral Services Announced for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, D.C. (Monday, September 21, 2020) – The Supreme Court has released details for the final farewell to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  She will lie in state at the Supreme Court Wednesday, September 23rd and Thursday, September 24th.

Ginsburg’s body will arrive in front of the court just before 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.  According to a statement released by the high court today, there will be  a private ceremony in the Great Hall.  Public viewing will be allowed under the Portico at the top of the Supreme Court building’s front steps from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday where Ginsburg will lie in repose.

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.


A private burial service is set for next week at Arlington National Cemetery.

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