Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose Wednesday and Thursday outside the Supreme Court building and will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.
Thousands of mourners are sure to flock to pay respects to the iconic liberal jurist and trailblazing legal pioneer for women.
The public displays of respect for RBG will stretch through the end of the week, potentially complicating President Trump’s plans to quickly install a successor before Election Day despite her own dying wish that the decision be left to the next commander in chief.
Trump said Monday that he will wait until after Ginsburg’s funeral to name a potential successor
“We should wait until the services are over,” Trump said, referring to rites for Ginsburg, who died of cancer Friday night.
But he also said he would name a nominee on Friday or Saturday.
Under Jewish tradition, Ginsburg may not be buried on the Jewish sabbath, which stretches from Friday evening to Saturday evening.
No details about a funeral have yet been released but the earliest date would appear to be Sunday.
Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, starts at sundown Sunday, which would appear to rule out a funeral on Monday.
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