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For Immediate Release For Further Information Contact:
July 18, 2019 Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3211

Retired Associate Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on Monday, July 22. The casket will arrive in front of the Court just before 9:30 a.m. The north side of the Plaza will be cordoned off for journalists and still photographers. Press will be admitted to the Plaza area beginning at 8 a.m. Broadcast coverage on the Plaza will be pooled. All other broadcast cameras may set up on the north side of the front sidewalk in a designated press area.

U.S. Supreme Court police officers will serve as pallbearers. Former law clerks to the Justice will serve as honorary pallbearers. The casket will be placed in the Great Hall on the Lincoln Catafalque, which has been loaned to the Court by the U.S. Congress for the ceremony. A 1991 portrait of Justice Stevens by James Ingwersen will be on display in the Great Hall.

C-SPAN will serve as broadcast pool for coverage of the ceremony in the Great Hall at 9:30 a.m. and throughout the day. An AP photographer will serve as pool photographer for the 9:30 a.m. ceremony. Supreme Court hard pass holders may attend the 9:30 a.m. ceremony.

Once the private ceremony has concluded, the public will be invited to pay respects from 10:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Credentialed still photographers and reporters may cover throughout the day, but due to space limitations, must attend in small groups and an escort to the designated press area by the Public Information Office staff is required. Press should enter the building via the visitor entrance and check in with the Public Information Office. Interviews in the Great Hall or elsewhere in the building are not permitted.

Photographers may leave their positions one or two at a time in order to take a wide shot, or to shoot from another angle, but otherwise must work from a fixed position.

The public line will form on the sidewalk in front of the Court (on the East Capital Street side) and public will enter the building via the visitor entrance. The Supreme Court building will be open for official business only on Monday, July 22, while Justice Stevens lies in repose in the Great Hall.

A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 23.


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