Transcript for Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored in Supreme Court ceremony
Now we remember justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg that was the scene just moments ago. As her casket was brought up the steps of the Supreme Court. This morning where she will rot Lyon were posed for the next two days for Pall bearers former clerks more than a hundred former clerk who served the justice Ginsburg. There's a private memorial ceremony for the eight other remaining justices and the family and justice Ginsburg. Eulogy offered by Chief Justice John Roberts. Objected to discrimination in law school and the job market because she was a woman. Ruth would grow to become the leading advocate fighting such discrimination. In court. She was not an opera star but she found her stage. Right behind me and our courtroom. There she won famous victories that helped move our nation closer. To equal justice under law. To the extent that women are now a majority in law schools not simply a handful. Later she became a star on the bench. Where she sat for 27 years. Her 483. Majority. Concurring. And dissenting opinions. Will steer the court for decades. Warm tribute there from Chief Justice John Roberts or Karen is that according cover the court for so many years and chief Justice Roberts found the words to meet the moment. He did and you could hear in Chief Justice roberts' words those of us who hear him every day or every time they have oral arguments the emotion. It was very close to Ruth Ginsburg as were all the justices who were there and here this morning. They are preparing the ground plaza in front of the Supreme Court in those steps. For public viewing that would begin just in just a while 11 o'clock all the way to 10 o'clock tonight. People are lining up down the block already hundreds of them socially distancing because this place has become not just. The place that she gave so much to the country put out a place where people have come to pay tribute to say thank you especially to children. See the girls and the boys here as she went into the the hall those words equal justice under the hole under a law over the doors. That is a summary of her life's work. Cameraman thanks very much HR it's hard to over estimate the contribution justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made to American life as an advocate as a justice. On the Supreme Court so many have compared her saying she was the Thurgood Marshall of the women's rights movement. That's right just as he systematically dismantle. A formal racial inequality and people are repeated the same thing that sex equality she changed needing constant. You shouldn't she brought to our understanding equal justice under law hat and I think he's Solomon Chief Justice is very moving words. I'm both a recognition that she believed that he had to fight for what you believed and the united challenge inequality and injustice. It was possible to deal without questioning the good faith and those around you and she was able to maintain. More relationships chief Justice Roberts Justice Scalia with a concerted unimportant I think is important lessons hate Winfrey very polarized. And Kate show thanks very much for about to be reminded just how polarized that moment is just across the way from this record of course the US capitol. Where confirmation hearings for whoever president from chooses to replace justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will begin. Likely in the next week or two the president expected to make his announcement for replacement on Saturday senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce is there on Capitol Hill eight years. Unprecedented fighting him. George that might replace this team began almost immediately upon the news and Ginsburg step in this fight has been moving very quickly we have seen key Republicans lining up. Behind the president right now it seems all but certain. The Republicans will have the votes to confirm the president's eventual nominee we know he's going to be announcing that pick on Saturday any coating there right now we've learned is at the top of that list she's a religious conservative a devout Catholic. An and we do believe that we they see hearings here on whomever is the nominee on their confirmation an early October the president making it clear he wants a vote. By Election Day now just 41 days away George. First there will be a memorial for Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States capitol as well she will. Go to the capitol on Friday lying in state the first woman in American history received. That honor we're gonna have full coverage of all that of the confirmation hearings as well.
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