Ginsburg’s coffin will be delivered to the Capitol on Friday.
The body of the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be displayed outside the US Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday and delivered to the Capitol on Friday.
These days, crowds of people come to the Supreme Court building, laying flowers, and other items in memory of Ginsburg.
On Wednesday morning, the court will hold a private ceremony with the family and friends of the deceased and other Supreme Court judges. Some of the former assistant judges will line up on the court steps to carry the coffin.
In keeping with Supreme Court tradition, similar ceremonies were held in 2019, when Justice John Paul Stevens died, and in 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia died.
Contrary to tradition, Ginsburg’s coffin will be displayed outside the building, not in the Great hall. This is due to measures to contain the coronavirus.
On Friday, the coffin will be delivered to the national sculpture hall in the Capitol building, house speaker Nancy Pelosi said, adding that a private ceremony will also be held there.
A private burial ceremony will be held at Arlington national cemetery in Virginia next week, according to a Supreme Court filing.