Judge Amy Coney Barrett would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is best-known for fighting for women’s rights and equality.
"Ask yourself one simple question: Is this how American democracy is supposed to work?" the Supreme Court justice said in June.
Attendees at Monday's casket-viewing praised the late Supreme Court justice as a "brilliant man" who was devoted to the rule of law.
Kagan dissented strongly in the June 27 case and said Thursday she was writing for the future.
In a blistering dissent read from the bench, the Supreme Court justice said extreme gerrymandering could render elections "meaningless."
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in siding with inmate Vernon Madison.
The congressman has a long history of incendiary and offensive remarks.
President Donald Trump will nominate another Supreme Court justice now that Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement.
In her withering dissent in Janus v. AFSCME, the justice said her colleagues ignored precedent and "weaponized" the First Amendment.
The Supreme Court curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release.