Justice Antonin Scalia Lies in Repose at Supreme Court

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

A small memorial to Justice Antonin Scalia sits at the foot of the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The casket bearing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was brought to the United States Supreme Court on Friday morning so that colleagues, staff members, former law clerks and the nation could pay their final respects.

Scalia’s casket was carried up the front steps of the court and carried into the Great Hall where it was placed on a catafalque, on loan from Congress, that was used during President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.

A long line of people wanting to pay their respects to Justice Scalia wrapped around the building.

Scalia, who died on Feb. 13, 2016, will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Friday with funeral services to be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Mourners line up outside of the Supreme Court of the United States to pay their respects to Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Staff and Supreme Court Police officers line the steps of the Court as they await the arrival of the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Justice Antonin Scalia’s son, Paul, a Catholic priest in Virginia, waits at the top of the steps to the U.S. Supreme Court as family and law clerks await the arrival of his father’s casket at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Spectators look on as the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Family members look on during the arrival of the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones.

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Staff line the route as the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia is carried up the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Mourners line up outside of the Supreme Court of the United States to pay their respects to Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Mourners walk past the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Mourners walk past a 2007 portrait of Justice Antonin Scalia by artist Nelson in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Mourners pay their respects to Justice Antonin Scalia in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

SCALIA FUNERAL Pete Marovich

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) leaves the Supreme Court after paying his respects to Justice Antonin Scalia in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Scalia’s death on Feb. 13 leaves the court finely balanced with four conservative leaning justices and four liberal leaning ones. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

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