Drapes placed at Supreme Court in honor of late justice Ginsburg
WASHINGTON (KCRG) - A traditional memorial has been installed at the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
Black-colored wool crepe has been draped on Ginsburg’s chair inside the courtroom, as well as on the portion of the bench in front of her seat. A similar drape has been placed on the door leading into the courtroom.
According to a statement from the court obtained by ABC News, the memorial was first used in 1873 after Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase died. The chair and bench drape are used when a sitting justice dies, while the door drape is also used when a retired justice dies.
The court said that the flag outside of the building on the front plaza will be kept at half-staff in honor of Ginsburg.
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