The late Supreme Court Justice’s body will be on view at the Great Hall
The body of late Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose on Friday.
Members of the public who wish to pay their respects to the former Supreme Court Justice will be invited to the high court’s Great Hall from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. ET, according to the Los Angeles Times.
On Tuesday, Scalia’s courtroom chair was draped in black, a Supreme Court tradition that dates back to the 19th century. To commemorate his death, flags on the court’s front Plaza will fly at half staff for the next 30 days, and the entrance to the marble courtroom is also draped in black wool crepe.
Scalia was part of a large hunting party at Cibolo Creek Ranch, and went to bed Friday night after telling friends he wasn’t feeling well. After failing to appear at breakfast on Saturday morning, Scalia’s hunting party left the property without him. John B. Poindexter, proprietor of the resort, later discovered him in his room.
“It was just like he was taking a nap,” Poindexter said. “He just went to sleep and didn’t wake up.”
Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara announced on Sunday that Scalia’s cause of death was myocardial infraction, or a heart attack. At the time of his death, Scalia was the longest-tenured member of the current Supreme Court, having served on the bench for nearly 30 years.