Justice Ginsburg becomes first woman and Jewish person to lie in state at U.S. Capitol

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman in American history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, as a contentious confirmation battle brewed in the Senate over her replacement.Ginsburg, who’s also the first Jewish person to ever be given the honor of lying in state, arrived at the Capitol by hearse shortly before 10 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the top Democrats in Congress, awaited her flag-draped casket on the Capitol steps.Ginsburg’s casket was expected to be brought to the Capitol’s Statuary Hall for a pri…

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