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US Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make history Friday as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol

12:25  25 september  2020
12:25  25 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, will be the first woman to lie in state in the United States Capitol on The practice of paying tribute to distinguished public servants by having them lie in state at the Capitol dates to 1852 and is among the rarest of

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history Friday as the first Civil rights activist Rosa Parks became the first woman to lie in honor in 2005, public records show It is fitting that Ginsburg is the first woman to receive the honor, having broken barriers for women

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will make history Friday as she becomes the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.

A ceremony in the National Statuary Hall will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT and last through the afternoon, as Ginsburg's family and members of Congress honor her legacy and 27 years on the high court.

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And, notably, the first Jew . Ginsburg died at the age of 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer, just as READ: Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who died Friday , was shaped by her minority faith. The tradition of lying in state in the U . S . Capitol has mostly been reserved for presidents, members of

Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who died on 18 September at the age of 87, will be only the 34th person to lie in state at the And Ginsburg will break yet another barrier with Friday ’s ceremony, to be held at the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol . She will also be the first Jewish person ever to lie in state .

The service will feature musical selections by American operatic soprano Denyce Graves, a friend of Ginsburg whom she saw perform many times, and a bipartisan group of female lawmakers in the House and Senate paying their respects. The event is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Since it was initially bestowed on Henry Clay in 1852, 34 men have received the honor of lying in state at the Capitol. Civil rights icon Rosa Parks was lain in "honor" at the Capitol Rotunda in 2005, but Ginsburg will be the first woman to lie in state. Her casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which first supported President Abraham Lincoln's casket in the U.S. Capitol after his assassination in 1865.

a group of people in uniform: The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the Supreme Court building on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18. © J. Scott Applewhite, AP The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the Supreme Court building on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on Sept. 18.

The last person to be given the honor was Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, who died in July. Most of those who have lain in state were presidents, prominent members of Congress and military leaders. The only other Supreme Court justice to lie in state was William Howard Taft, who served as chief justice after his term as president.

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JNS.org – Ruth Bader Ginsburg , the first Jewish woman to serve on the US Supreme Court, will Ginsburg will be just the second Supreme Court justice and the 35th person overall to lie in state at the Capitol , which is an honor reserved for those who have made a significant impact on American life.

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The ceremony at the U.S. Capitol follows two days of Ginsburg lying in repose across the street at the Supreme Court, where mourners lined for blocks to say goodbye to the liberal icon who died last week after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Ginsburg's family, close friends, more than 100 former law clerks and colleagues on the high court gathered on Wednesday as her coffin was carried up the stairs to the Supreme Court’s Great Hall, just outside the courtroom where she served for nearly three decades.

And on Thursday, President Donald Trump paid his respects in a visit that led the quiet, sorrowful crowd to erupt in boos and chants.

"Vote him out!" some mourners called out, while others jeered "Honor her wish!" as Trump and first lady Melania Trump made their way to Ginsburg's casket, both wearing black masks. The president and first lady stood expressionless at the late justice's casket for less than a minute before heading back to the presidential motorcade.

Ginsburg's last wish was that the next president fill her vacancy.

In the same building where she'll be honored Friday, a partisan fight is brewing over filling her seat on the court, which could happen before the November election. Senate Republicans aim to move quickly to confirm Trump's nominee, which he will announce Saturday.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in history to lie in state in the US Capitol when her casket is placed in National Statuary Hall on Friday , according to congressional historians .

Lying in state is a tribute reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military “ We should wait for the services to be over for Justice Ginsburg . So we 're looking at probably Friday or Trump described Ginsburg , who died on Friday , as a "phenomenal figure" and claimed she voted for

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History maker: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state at US Capitol Friday after two days at Supreme Court

Contributing: Richard Wolf and Deirdre Shesgreen

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ruth Bader Ginsburg to make history Friday as the first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol

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