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10 AM: ABC SPECIAL REPORT— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

Supreme Court Ginsburg Lying in State
Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 10:27:00-04

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

ABC News will air a special report starting at 10 a.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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This honor, which comes a week after her death at the age of 87 due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, pays tribute to the country's most distinguished citizens.

Ginsburg’s casket will be brought to the Capitol on Friday morning for a private ceremony in Statuary Hall attended by her family and lawmakers, with musical selections from one of Ginsburg’s favorite opera singers, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, plan to attend.

Members of the House and Senate who are not invited to the ceremony because of space limitations imposed by the coronavirus pandemic will be able to pay their respects before a motorcade carrying Ginsburg’s casket departs the Capitol early afternoon.

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