Former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at Supreme Court next week before funeral, Arlington burial

Richard Wolf
Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens during an interview with USA TODAY in his chambers at the court in 2014, on the eve of his 94th birthday.

WASHINGTON – The late Associate Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the Supreme Court next Monday, a day before his funeral and burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

Stevens, who served nearly 35 years on the high court until his retirement in 2010, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke. He was 99.

The last such honor was bestowed on Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the leader of the court's conservative wing, who often clashed with the liberal Stevens during his 30 years on the court. Scalia died in 2016 while on a hunting trip in Texas.

Stevens was the nation's second oldest and third longest-serving Supreme Court justice, having served from 1975 to 2010, when he retired at 90. He succeeded William O. Douglas, the longest-serving justice in history, and was replaced by Associate Justice Elena Kagan.

A private service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday inside the court's Great Hall, where Stevens' casket will be placed on the Lincoln Catafalque, on loan from Congress. Current and former Supreme Court justices will be present, along with many of Stevens' former law clerks serving as honorary pallbearers.

Beginning at about 10:30 a.m. and continuing into the evening, members of the public will be invited to file past.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens to lie in repose Monday