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Supreme Court family pays respects to Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court family pays respects to Justice Antonin Scalia

Richard Wolf | USA Today

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made one final visit Friday to the marble palace he dominated for the past three decades.

His baritone voice silenced and his mighty pen relinquished, Scalia was carried in a flag-draped casket into the court's Great Hall and placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, which first supported President Abraham Lincoln's casket across the street in the U.S. Capitol after his assassination in 1865.

There he was honored by the remaining eight justices and 98 of his former law clerks, all of whom stood as one of Scalia's nine children, Rev. Paul Scalia, recited a brief prayer. The justice's widow, Maureen and his eight other children sat before the casket, with dozens of grandchildren standing behind them.

"You have called your servant Antonin out of this world," Rev. Scalia said. "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. May he rest in peace."

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