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You can pay your respects to late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside of the Supreme Court this week

She will then lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Services for late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will start tomorrow morning at the Supreme Court's Great Hall. The private ceremony will only include her family, her colleagues and close friends but she will then lie in repose at the top of the Supreme Court's front steps through Thursday. 

The general public will be able to pay its respects there on both Wednesday and Thursday between 9am EST and 10pm EST, according to an announcement by the Court.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that a formal ceremony will  take place on Friday morning and the iconic judge will then lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Building. Given the current pandemic, only invited guests will be allowed into the event. Ginsburg will effectively become the first woman ever to lie in state at the Capitol and the second Supreme Court justice to be bestowed the honor.

Next week, an internment ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, where Ginsburg's husband, Martin, was buried back in 2010.

Ginsburg passed away on Friday at the age of 87, following complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. Folks around the country have been mourning her death since then, contending with a background of political strife involving the future of the highest court in the United States. 

The justice was appointed to the Supreme Court by then President Bill Clinton in 1993 and, since then, has been "the most senior members of the court's liberal wing, consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action," writes CNN.

RBG, you will be missed.

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