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Ceremonies for Justice Scalia

The late Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral has been set for next Saturday; in the meantime, his body will lie in repose in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall, just outside the courtroom where he sat for three decades.   The Court’s bench in front of where Justice Scalia sat, and his high black chair, are now draped in black in his memory.

The public may visit the Great Hall on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Prior to that time, there will be a private ceremony at the Court beginning at 9:30 a.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a massive Roman Catholic edifice in northeast Washington.   The Mass will be open to friends and family members, the Court said.  He will be buried in a private ceremony at a gravesite not identified by the Court.

Reporters who wish to cover the funeral may contact the Court’s Public Information Office for details.  There will be pool coverage of the private ceremony Friday at the Court.  The press will not be allowed to cover the burial service.

Recommended Citation: Lyle Denniston, Ceremonies for Justice Scalia, SCOTUSblog (Feb. 16, 2016, 7:44 PM),