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September 25, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Friday with both prayers and push-ups.

Ginsburg's casket arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, where she became the first woman and Jewish person to lie in state there. After remarks from Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and a song, lawmakers and others paid their respects to Ginsburg in the usual way. But when it was Bryant Johnson's turn, Ginsburg's personal trainer dropped and gave her some push-ups.

Johnson rose to fame over the last few years of Ginsburg's life as he helped the court's oldest member stay healthy, even developing what he called the "RBG Workout." Kathryn Krawczyk

September 25, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke two more barriers on Friday as she became the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol.

Ginsburg died a week ago at age 87 after decades of fighting for gender equality. She lay in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and on Friday, her casket was carried up the stairs of the Capitol building and into its Statuary Hall.

Unlike pre-pandemic viewings at the Capitol, only invited guests were allowed into the Statuary hall for the brief service. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led a wave of Democrats — including Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — who paid their respects to Ginsburg's casket. And while House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made an appearance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to come, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) didn't show up either. Kathryn Krawczyk

September 23, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy was on full display Wednesday as her casket arrived at the Supreme Court.

Ginsburg died Friday at age 87, and on Wednesday, arrived at the court to lie in repose in its Great Hall. More than 100 of Ginsburg's former law clerks were there to greet her, with a handful carrying her casket up the Supreme Court's steps and dozens more lining up along the way.

Inside the court, Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt recalled how Ginsburg fought to ensure the Constitution's "promise that 'We the People' would include all the people."

And Chief Justice John Roberts recalled how Ginsburg, as an attorney, secured "famous victories that helped move our country closer to equal justice under law," and how her 483 opinions from on the bench will "steer the court for decades."

Ginsburg's casket will remain in the Supreme Court until Thursday night, and will then lie in state in the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

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