U.S. President Barack Obama joins mourners who are paying respects to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as his body lies in repose in the Great Hall of the court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid their respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday afternoon. The president and the first lady stood before the casket for a moment in silence, and then walked to a portrait of the justice that had been set up at the end of the Great Hall of the Supreme Court building. Scalia's casket was carried up the courthouse's grand marble stairs and into its Great Hall by Supreme Court police officers on Friday morning, as a group of former Scalia law clerks flanking them in two long lines. It will lie in repose through the day and members of the public will be allowed to pay their respects until 8pm (0100 gmt). Justice Scalia was found dead at a ranch in west Texas last weekend. Funeral services for him are scheduled for Saturday (February 20).