Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with historic ceremony in U.S. Capitol

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history again Friday as she lies in the Capitol, becoming the first woman and Jewish person in history to do so.

News 12 Staff

Sep 25, 2020, 5:09 PM

Updated 1,338 days ago

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The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history again Friday as she lies in the Capitol, becoming the first woman and Jewish person in history to do so.
Ginsburg was honored and remembered with a ceremony starting with remarks from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a rendition of Deep River.
Mourners gathered to pay their respects. Her casket, draped in an American flag, was carried into the Capitol.
As her ceremony got underway, lawmakers, family and friends paid their respects. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill also took a moment to honor the late Supreme Court justice. The practice of government and military officials lying in state began in 1852 and only 38 people have been granted the honor, now including Ginsburg.
Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer. She served on the court for more than 27 years.


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