The late Assoc. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state at the U.S. Capitol beginning Sept. 25, 2020, becoming the first woman in history so honored. Thirty-four men have been so honored at the Capitol since 1852. Civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who was not a public official, was lain in “honor” at the Capitol Rotunda in 2005, but Ginsburg is the first woman to lie in state there. At both the Supreme Court, where Ginsburg lay in repose Wednesday and Thursday, and at the Capitol, Ginsburg’s casket was placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which first supported Abraham Lincoln’s casket at the US Capitol after his death.

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