WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral will be held Saturday (Feb. 20) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in North America, according to media reports.
The late justice will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Friday, following in a tradition last observed after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist in 2005.
CNN, National Public Radio and NBC News were among the first to report the funeral arrangements Tuesday.
Scalia’s place on the bench was draped in black Tuesday, as was the main entrance to the Supreme Court chambers. Scalia’s chair and the bench in front of it are draped in black to mark his passing.