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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Expected To Lie In Repose For 2 Days At High Court

Ginsburg, who served as a Supreme Court Justice for 27 years, will lie in repose longer than most.
Posted at 2:57 PM, Sep 20, 2020

The New York Times is reporting Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose for two days at the Supreme Court before being buried in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

It's out of the ordinary for a justice to lie in repose for that long. Typically it'd be a day or less. But Ginsburg is expected to draw larger crowds than other justices.

The Times says a ceremony inside the court can be expected as early as Tuesday. After that there will be an outdoor viewing.

Ginsburg died Friday after a long battle with cancer. She was a Supreme Court justice for 27 years.

Ginsburg was the longest-serving Jewish justice. Typically Jewish custom is to bury within a day or two, but this case is a little different since she died as Rosh Hashanah was beginning. It's preferred to postpone burials until after major holidays.