Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at a Texas ranch at the age of 79, will lie in repose in the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., Friday. C-Span will offer a live stream of the event, starting around 9:15 a.m. EST, which is scheduled to be viewed online here Friday.
A private family ceremony will take place just after the live stream starts, and his public viewing is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. EST. Fellow Supreme Court justices and the general public, as well as U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, are expected to pay their respects Friday.
Scalia’s casket is scheduled to make its way from the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home in Virginia to the Supreme Court Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. The general public viewing is scheduled to last until 8 p.m. EST.
Scalia’s funeral is slated to take place Saturday, starting around 11 a.m. EST. While Obama is scheduled to pay his respects Friday, he garnered criticism this week after confirming he would not be attending Saturday’s funeral, NBC News reported.
Former President Ronald Reagan nominated Scalia to the Supreme Court in 1986, after Chief Justice Warren Burger announced he would retire. With the 2010 retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, Scalia became the longest-serving justice of the present Supreme Court, the New York Times reported. Known as a linchpin of the court’s conservative wing, Scalia was noted for his recognizable — and often colorful — style of writing when he wrote court opinions.
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Scalia saw his share of controversy over his opinions, including those on gay rights, abortion and the death penalty. His final order as a Supreme Court justice came when he denied a plea for a stay of execution in the case of a man sentenced to death after being convicted of the 1990 murder of a liquor store clerk.