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Mourners pay respects to late Justice Antonin Scalia

Mourners pay respects to late Justice Antonin Scalia

Bidding farewell to their longtime colleague, the eight remaining Supreme Court justices joined family members, former law clerks and members of the public Friday in paying their respects to Antonin Scalia in a tradition-laden, solemn day at the marble courthouse atop Capitol Hill.

The Rev. Paul Scalia, the justice's son and a Catholic priest, said traditional prayers at a private ceremony before thousands of people filed through the court's Great Hall, where Scalia's casket lay on a funeral bier first used after President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

"You have called your servant Antonin out of this world. Release him from the bonds of sin and welcome him into your...

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