Getty Images
Getty Images

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Lie in Repose at Supreme Court on Wednesday & Thursday — See the Details

Lois Oladejo
Sep 22, 2020
12:35 P.M.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Justice at the United Supreme Court, died last week. The government recently announced plans for her lying in state.


Earlier this week, the Supreme Court announced in a press release that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be buried in state at the Capitol Building.

The press release pointed out that Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court’s building’s top steps on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be a befitting burial for her, as she was one of the longest-serving Supreme Court judges.

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a dinner to honor Chile's first female president Michelle Bachelet on May 8, 2006, in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a dinner to honor Chile's first female president Michelle Bachelet on May 8, 2006, in Washington, DC. | Photo: Getty Images


The lying in repose will follow a private ceremony that will only include her fellow Supreme Court Justices, close friends, and family members.

For now, it appears that the entire process has been planned out and is ready. As the press release explained in part:

“The public is invited to pay respects in front of the building...”


Justice Ginsburg will be laid on the Lincoln Catafalque — an iconic platform that held the coffin of President Abraham Lincoln. After the processions, the press release added that the late judge will be buried at Arlington, Virginia, next week.

Ginsburg also became a cultural icon over the years, even earning herself the nickname, “The Notorious R.B.G.”


Justice Ginsburg died last week Friday after complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was 87 at the time, and she died in her Washington home in the presence of her family.

Ginsburg served 27 years in the Supreme Court. She became one of its most prominent members for working on improving women’s rights and gender equality.


Ginsburg also became a cultural icon over the years, even earning herself the nickname, “The Notorious R.B.G.” — a nod to the late rapper “The Notorious B.I.G.”

Her death has caused political debates over whether to replace her seat with the upcoming elections so close. While some believe that the president has the right to nominate a replacement, others think this should only be done after the elections.

Amid the debates, condolences have continued to pour in. CNN reported that almost 1,000 people sent in letters describing the justice and her impact on their lives.

The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg marked her influence on many, and there’s no doubt that her impact will live long after her.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

The Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley Left Unburied for Months as Half-Brother Waited for DNA Test Results

March 30, 2022

Judge Judy Caused Husband of 45 Years to Leave His First Wife and Regretted Divorcing Him 13 Years Later

February 09, 2022

Mixed-Race Couple Arrested in the Middle of the Night for Being Married: A Love That Made History

April 11, 2022

Woman Who Had Twins at 64 Has to Give Them up after Being Deemed an Unfit Mother

April 19, 2022

Kelly Clarkson Said She Will Be ‘Single Forever’ Amid Divorce from Ex Who ‘Was Using Her for Money’

January 25, 2022

Madonna Battled with Adopted Daughter’s Biological Family before Losing Custody of Her Son

February 06, 2022

Anna Nicole Smith Struggled to Walk & Sit up in Her Last Days - She Refused to Visit a Doctor & Leave Her Room

March 14, 2022

Inside Judge Judy's Home with Husband Whom She Married Twice Where She Spends Time with Her 13 Grandkids

February 12, 2022

Meghan Markle Felt Sorry for Kate Who Had to Put Makeup & Heels on Hours after Giving Birth, Source Claims

April 20, 2022

Sandra Oh's Partner Is a Doting Father Yet the Actress Decided She Will Remain Childless

February 27, 2022

Inside Billy Graham's $599K Home That His Daughter Was Forced to Sell to Save Her Kid from a Rare Disease

April 24, 2022

Jay-Z Refuses to Do a DNA Test for Years While His Alleged Look-Alike Son Wants Him to ‘Tell the Truth’

March 08, 2022

Ellen DeGeneres' Wife of 13 Years 'Didn't Want to Be a Lesbian' until She Was Charmed by the TV Host

March 15, 2022

Zsa Zsa Gabor Was Buried Five Years after Her Death — Inside Her Tragic Final Years

February 04, 2022