Casket of Justice Scalia lies in repose at Supreme Court

- The body of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia arrived at the Supreme Court Friday, where mourners will be able to pay their respects as the casket rests in the court's Great Hall.

After a private ceremony including family, friends and justices, the casket was on public view until 8 p.m.

President Barack Obama and his wife are among those planning to pay their respects.

Supreme Court police served as pallbearers to carry the casket up the marble steps into the court's Great Hall.

The procession passed between two long lines of Scalia's former law clerks that stretched from the plaza to the court's main entrance. Another group of 12 former clerks serving as honorary pallbearers followed.

The procession passed before the court's eight current justices and the casket was placed on the Lincoln Catafalque.

That's the same platform on which President Abraham Lincoln's coffin once rested at the Rotunda of the Capitol in 1865.

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