Gins­burg hon­ored as one who will ‘steer the court for decades’

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - State / Nation - Bloomberg News (TNS)

Jus­tice Ruth Bader Gins­burg’s cas­ket ar­rived at the U.S. Supreme Court Wed­nes­day, where she will lie in honor for two days so mem­bers of the public can pay their re­spects.

More than 100 of Gins­burg’s for­mer law clerks stood silently on the court plaza and steps, wear­ing black masks and at safe so­cial dis­tances, as her cas­ket was car­ried by Supreme Court po­lice up the steps and into the Great Hall for a pri­vate cer­e­mony.

“Jus­tice Gins­burg’s life is one of the many ver­sions of the Amer­i­can dream,” Chief Jus­tice John Roberts said, not­ing her par­ents were im­mi­grants and she went on to leave her im­print on the high­est court in the na­tion.

Gins­burg’s 483 ma­jor­ity, con­cur­ring and dis­sent­ing opin­ions “will steer the court for decades,” Roberts said. “When she spoke, peo­ple lis­tened.”

The cer­e­mony was at­tended by the eight re­main­ing jus­tices, along with re­tired Jus­tice An­thony

Kennedy, ac­cord­ing to the court.

Gins­burg will later lie in re­pose out­doors un­der the Por­tico at the top of the court’s steps, with a view­ing area for mem­bers of the public to pay re­spects un­til 10 p.m. Wed­nes­day and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thurs­day.

Gins­burg will then lie in state in the Na­tional Stat­u­ary Hall at the Capi­tol build­ing on Fri­day – the first woman to re­ceive such an honor, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s of­fice an­nounced Mon­day.

Gins­burg, 87, who spent 27 years on the na­tion’s top court and was only the sec­ond woman to serve on it, died Fri­day af­ter from com­pli­ca­tions of metastatic pan­cre­atic cancer. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said he’ll name a re­place­ment for Gins­burg on Satur­day and he wants the new jus­tice con­firmed be­fore the Novem­ber elec­tion.

The White House said Wed­nes­day that Trump will pay his re­spects to Gins­burg on Thurs­day at the court.

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