Supreme Court Memorializes Justice Antonin Scalia

Daily News Article - February 17, 2016


1. Define the following phrases used in the article:
-lie in state
-pay respects
-sitting judge

2. a) When will the public be able to pay their respects to Justice Scalia?
b) What will happen prior to this?

3. When was the last time a Supreme Court justice died while in office? (See “Background” for more details)

4. a) What tradition that dates to the 1800s is the court also following?
b) How does this practice differ between sitting justices and retired justices?

5. For how long will the flags on the front plaza at the Supreme Court building be flown at half-staff?