Justice Stevens To Lie In Repose At U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D. C. will honor late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens several days after he died.

Stevens will lie in repose at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, where he served for nearly 35 years.

The late justice became the high court’s leading liberal, fighting for things like abortion rights and placing limits on the death penalty.

Stevens retired at the age of 90, clearing the way for former president Barack Obama to nominate Justice Elena Kagan.

He died last Tuesday evening in Florida after suffering a stroke.

He was 99.

A private funeral and interment will be held Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery.