Mourners line up to pay respects Friday to late Justice Scalia

Court officials said Scalia's casket will arrive Friday morning.

Funeral proceedings begin Friday for Supreme Court Justice Scalia.

WASHINGTON (AP) – People have lined up for nearly a block outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects to Justice Antonin Scalia. One woman said Scalia believed in “interpreting the law, not making the law.” The flag-draped casket will be on public view in the court’s Great Hall until 8 p.m.

The justice’s former law clerks will take turns standing vigil by their former boss throughout the day and night in a tradition most recently observed after the 2005 death of former Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

Court officials said Scalia’s casket will arrive Friday morning. Supreme Court police will carry it up the marble steps, with former clerks following as honorary pallbearers.

After a private ceremony, Scalia’s casket will be on public view from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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