The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is lying in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

She became the first woman in American history to do so. She’s also the first Jewish American to lie in state, too.

  • Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, of New Jersey, who was Jewish, laid in repose in the Senate chamber, which is different than lying in state, according to The New York Times.
  • Civil rights icon Rosa Parks laid in honor at the Capitol, which is also a different tribute.
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Sens. Mike Lee, Mitt Romney honored Justice Ginsburg on Friday. Here’s what they said

The challenges she faced:

Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, eulogized Ginsburg on Friday, talking about the challenges she had to face in her life.

  • “Justice did not arrive like a lightning bolt, but rather through dogged persistence, all the days of her life. Real change, she said, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”
  • “Today we stand in sorrow — and tomorrow, we the people must carry on Justice Ginsburg’s legacy.”
  • “She was our prophet. Now we she must be permitted to rest, after toiling so hard for every single one of us.”


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