Despite flowers, signs, and visitation stones left in front of the court since Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18, no offerings or tokens will be permitted on the court plaza or steps while the justice lays in repose.
Some of the hundreds of items left over the weekend, including artwork and notes placed at the Supreme Court in honor of Ginsburg, were collected by the court’s curator’s office and others were offered to the family.
On Friday, Ginsburg will lie in state in Statuary Hall in the Capitol. A formal ceremony for invited guests will be held in the morning. The casket will lie atop the Lincoln Catafalque, the same platform built and used during the funeral of Abraham Lincoln after the 16th president was assassinated in 1865, according to a statement from Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Additional details on what is planned for Friday at the Capitol have not been released.
Ginsburg, 87, died Friday after a long illness with pancreatic cancer. She will be buried Tuesday, Sept. 29, after Yom Kippur, the most solemn day in the Jewish calendar. She will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery alongside her husband of 56 years, Marty Ginsburg, who died in 2010. Members of the court, family and close friends will attend.