Public memorials planned for Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The former Supreme Court justice will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband.
2:41 | 09/20/20

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Plans for a public memorial for justice Ginsburg are still in the works. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Arlington national cemetery. An outpouring of Americans paying tribute in front of the supreme court and across the country. Ginsburg remembered as a fierce advocate, and an inspiration to generations of women. Here's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, tributes growing around the country for justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was barely five feet tall, but larger than life. New yorkers remembering Ruth from Brooklyn. Flowers placed at her childhood home. Landmarks lit blue in her honor. And the "Fearless girl" statue dressed in one of her iconic collars. A symbol of her will to fight in the face of adversity. Former president Bill Clinton nominating her to the court in 1993, remembering his friend. She was only different as I never anticipated she'd become, later in her life, a cultural icon and we'd all be doing her exercise routines. But I must say, as I -- the more I think about it, the less surprised I am, because, in a time where people were so cynical, Ruth Ginsburg symbolizes everything that's best about America. Reporter: But it was her friendships with conservatives like late justice Antonin Scalia that made her a shining model of civility and decency. We didn't sit next to each other, he would sometimes send me notes. I can't repeat for this audience with some of them were. Reporter: Though they rarely agreed on the issues, Scalia's son recalling his father's words. "Some things in life are more important than votes." They shared a love of opera. Ginsburg even performing at the Kennedy center. Lawrence Brownlee was there with her. I remember her being giddy to be able to have something to say on stage, that she was taking an active role in an opera. She was the big star that night and the rest of us were her co-stars. Reporter: At courthouses across the U.S., thousands who didn't know the justice coming out to thank her for her advocacy and her commitment to equality. The next generation of women lawyers thanking her for paving the way. When we first heard the news, we had to take a moment of silence. Ruth Bader Ginsburg really shattered a lot of glass ceilings for us to be standing where we are. Reporter: It's been a tradition for late justices to lie in repose inside the great hall of the supreme court. For a justice of such historic stature, we would expect such arrangements to be made. However, we haven't heard about a public memorial just yet. Tom? Stephanie, thank you. Later in this broadcast, justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in

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