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Historic Photos Show Supreme Court Justices' Funerals Through The Years

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose Friday.

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose Friday at the U.S. Supreme Court -- a public event the country hasn't witnessed since 2005, on the occasion of Chief Justice William Rehnquist's death.

People wishing to pay their respects may visit the court between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. A private ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are also expected at the court on Friday.

A funeral Mass will be held for the associate justice, a devout Catholic, on Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception -- the largest Roman Catholic church in America. The burial will be private.

Below is a collection of photos that capture similar ceremonies and funerals for Supreme Court justices through the years.

  • The funeral for Justice John Marshall Harlan in 1911.
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    The funeral for Justice John Marshall Harlan in 1911.
  • Former Justice Thurgood Marshall lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27, 1993,
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    Former Justice Thurgood Marshall lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 27, 1993, as mourners file past.
  • President Bill Clinton stands as Supreme Court justices file into the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., on Ju
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    President Bill Clinton stands as Supreme Court justices file into the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., on June 29, 1995, for the funeral of former Chief Justice Warren Burger.
  • The body of former Justice William Brennan is carried out of the hearse before being taken into the Supreme Court o
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    The body of former Justice William Brennan is carried out of the hearse before being taken into the Supreme Court on July 28, 1997, where he then lay in repose.
  • Former Justice Harry Blackmun lies in repose at the Supreme Court on March 8, 1999.
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    Former Justice Harry Blackmun lies in repose at the Supreme Court on March 8, 1999.
  • The casket of Chief Justice William Rehnquist is carried by his former court clerks up the stairs of the Supreme Court on Sep
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    The casket of Chief Justice William Rehnquist is carried by his former court clerks up the stairs of the Supreme Court on Sept. 7, 2005. Second from right is Judge John Roberts, whom President George W. Bush nominated to replace Rehnquist.
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