Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to lay in repose at Supreme Court Dec. 18, funeral to be Dec. 19

The late Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will lay in repose at the Supreme Court on Dec. 18, with a private funeral the next day, according to the high court’s press office. 
A private ceremony will take place at the court Dec. 18, and the public can pay their respects afterward from 10:30 am to 8 p.m. 

Her invitation-only funeral will be held at the National Cathedral the following day.

The Supreme Court announced Friday that Justice O’Connor had died at age 93, noting that she had “advanced dementia, probably Alzheimer’s and a respiratory illness.”
The Supreme Court hung black drapes over the courtroom door Monday in remembrance of Justice O’Connor, a tradition that dates 150 years to the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. The drapes are typically left in place for 30 days. 

In 2018, Justice O’Connor announced she had been diagnosed with dementia and would no long …

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