Mourners to pay respects Friday to late Justice Scalia

Feb 19, 2016 9:13 AM by Cheryl Wengren

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dignitaries and tourists alike will flock to the Supreme Court today to pay tribute to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Scalia's casket will lie in repose in the court's Great Hall as mourners file through during a daylong remembrance honoring one of the court's most influential members.

The justice's former law clerks will take turns standing vigil by their former boss throughout the day and night in a tradition most recently observed after the 2005 death of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Court officials said Scalia's casket will arrive this morning. Supreme Court police will carry it up the marble steps, with former clerks following as honorary pallbearers.

After a private ceremony, Scalia's casket will be on public view from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.


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