Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket arrived at the Supreme Court Wednesday morning to lie in repose for a two-day ceremony honoring her memory and legal legacy.
The liberal icon’s former clerks, serving as honorary pallbearers, lined up on the steps of the Court just before 9:30a.m., when the hearse carrying Ginsburg’s casket arrived at the Court. Supreme Court police officers carried the casket, which was draped in an American flag, up the front steps of the Court and into the Great Hall, where the other eight justices were present.
Chief Justice John Roberts delivered remarks during a private ceremony in the Great Hall that was attended by the justices along with Ginsburg’s family and close friends.
“She will live on in what she did to improve the law and the lives of all of us, and yet still Ruth is gone and we grieve,” Roberts said.