Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket arrives at the Supreme Court

Scores of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s former law clerks stood on the steps of the Supreme Court on Wednesday to receive the flag-draped casket of the feminist icon and liberal stalwart as she returned for the last time to the building where she served for 27 years until her death last Friday.

Friends, family and court officials will hold a private ceremony in the court’s Great Hall on Wednesday morning before Ginsburg lies in repose on the front steps of the building for the next two days.

On Friday, Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the high court, will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol.

A formal ceremony will also be held on Friday but is being restricted to invited guests because of the coronavirus pandemic.

She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery during a private ceremony next week.

President Trump is expected to pay his respects on Thursday, CNN reported.

Chief Justice John Roberts and the other justices are standing by Ginsburg’s casket at the Great Hall, after the casket was carried up the steps by Supreme Court police, flanked by the late justice’s former law clerks, who are honorary pallbearers.

It will then be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which carried President Abraham Lincoln’s coffin to the Capitol in 1865.

A 2016 portrait of the beloved jurist, known by many as “Notorious RBG,” is also on display.

Her death last Friday has sparked a ferocious fight over her replacement in an election year.

Trump said he will announce his nominee at the White House on Saturday, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to bring a vote to the floor by Nov. 3.

Democrats are incensed because McConnell did not allow a vote in 2016 on Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee to fill the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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