Justice Antonin Scalia to lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday

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 WASHINGTON (CNN) — Justice Antonin Scalia will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Friday followed by a funeral Saturday, a source close to the family tells CNN.
The Courtroom of the Supreme Court showing Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's Bench Chair and the Bench in front of his seat draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016. Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States
The Courtroom of the Supreme Court showing Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s Bench Chair and the Bench in front of his seat draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016.
Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States

Scalia’s Supreme Court bench chair and the bench directly in front of it were draped Tuesday with black wool crepe to memorialize the justice who died over the weekend.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia's Bench Chair and the Bench in front of his seat draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016. Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s Bench Chair and the Bench in front of his seat draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016.
Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States

In accordance with Supreme Court tradition, a black drape has also been hung over the courtroom doors.

The tradition dates back at least to 1873 with the death of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, according to a statement from the Supreme Court.

The flags on the court’s front plaza will be flown at half-staff for 30 days, the court also said.

The Courtroom doors draped in black following the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016. Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States
The Courtroom doors draped in black following the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016.
Full credit: Franz Jantzen/Supreme Court of the United States

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