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2020-09-22T10:00:02+00:00

RBG to be the first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

RBG to be the first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol
Chief Justice William Rehnquist Administers the Oath of Office to Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Associate Supreme Court Justice at the White House, 1993 Credit: National Archives and Records Administration / Public domain

The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in state in the United States Capitol on Friday, the first woman to be given the honor – a tribute with is reserved for the most distinguished government officials and military officers.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the history event, which will feature a ceremony for invited guests, on Monday. Before being moved to the Capitol, Ginsburg's body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday.

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