The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall on Friday.
The court announced that the public will be invited to pay its respects Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.
The details came Tuesday as the former jurist’s courtroom chair was draped in black to mark his death as part of a Supreme Court tradition that dates to the 19th century.
Court officials also draped black wool crepe over the entrance to the marble courtroom and the mahogany bench in front of Scalia’s chair. Flags on the court’s front Plaza will be flown at half-staff for 30 days.
Funeral plans still have not been released.
Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was its longest-serving justice.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Justin W says
Justice Antonin Scalia was an American hero. He served to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States through his many years of outstanding service. He will be remembered as one of the most intelligent jurists in our nation’s history.
You’re not kidding Justin. There has never been a more conservative, constitution loving Justice on the court. It would be a shame if McConnell caves to Obama and replaces this man with a constitution hating liberal, like his previous 2 picks of Kagan and Sotomayor.
Carolyn shoemaker says
this death was so sudden,I firmly believe an autopsy shoul have been done ,by not doing this has left a lot of questions ,A man as important as him the people are stunned that it wasn’t, What’s being hidden?Why not do this to end all questions, Something just doesn’t seem right !
Carolyn: I feel the same as you do. An autopsy should have been done. Something is wrong here and I sense it.
I many states when someone dies and they are alone, an autopsy is automatically done. I find it absolutely un-conscionable that they would allow a “justice of the peace” to pronounce him dead over the damned telephone. The man, who owns the ranch visited Obama 2 weeks ago. Justice Scalia had seen his doctor twice the week that he left for the trip and if he were that ill, I’m sure his doctor would advised against the trip. Obama hopes to stack the court before leaving forgetting how he filibustered Alito. Then, there is Schumer, who is on video saying that a vacancy in the last term of a president should not be filled until the new president takes office. They all have selective memory.
Justice Antonin Scalia was an American SUPER-hero. He served to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States through his many years of outstanding service. He relentlessly withstood the attacks of the recent far-left liberal appointees as they legislated from the bench, legislating Homosexual marriage law on all 50 states! Now that they have removed him from the bench, I’m concerned that Clarence Thomas may be their next target! Justice Antonin Scalia will be remembered as the most intelligent, hard-working dedicated jurist in our nation’s history. I pray that the peace that surpasses all understanding be with his family and I pray that “the rod of iron come down on those who plotted his demise”!
Judge Scalia will be remembered as one of the all time great justices! We need to demand an autopsy! Regarding Ginsburg and Kagan, they need to be impeached for violating the judicial oath they took to “impartially discharge and perform all the duties” by publicly flaunting their partiality towards same sex marriage and refusing to recuse themselves on the vote! Their disregard of a millennia of precedence in favor of heterosexual marriage was clearly an abandonment of the rule of law and a clear move to push their own political agenda. Their bad behavior should pave the way for impeachment proceedings!
I agree with you, but there is no hope of that. They are there to shred the constitution, just like Obama.