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Stevens to Lie in Repose at Supreme Court

July 18, 2019, 9:43 PM

Late former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on July 22.

The Supreme Court said that Stevens’ casket will rest on the Lincoln Catafalque in the Great Hall. There will be a private ceremony and public viewing, and court police will serve as pallbearers. Former Stevens clerks will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A portrait of Stevens by James Ingwersen will be on display.

Stevens, a liberal champion who served on the court for more than three decades, died on July 16 in Florida. He was 99.

A private funeral service will be held July 23 at Arlington National Cemetery. Stevens served in the Navy during World War II. He worked on a code-breaking team and earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jordan S. Rubin in Washington at jrubin@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: John Crawley at jcrawley@bloomberglaw.com; Jessie Kokrda Kamens at jkamens@bloomberglaw.com

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