Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes history as first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making history Friday as the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol.

Ginsburg, who died at 87 last week due to complications from metastatic pancreas cancer, is also the first person of Jewish faith to receive the honor, capping days of commemoration of her extraordinary life.

Her casket was on public view on the steps of the Supreme Court before it was taken by hearse on a short procession across the street Friday morning for the private remembrance with elected officials, family and other guests.

An honor guard carried her flag-draped coffin up the steps of the Capitol and into the Statuary Hall.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are expected to be among the mourners paying tribute to Ginsburg, in addition to his running mate vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on hand to welcome Ginsburg’s casket as it arrived at the Capitol.

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