Ruth Bader Ginsburg laid to rest in private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg was buried Tuesday in a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, next to her husband and several other Supreme Court justices.

Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18, was laid to rest in a historic section of the cemetery, where family members can choose headstones that differ from the rows of white monuments that mark the graves of military service members at the sprawling field in Northern Virginia, the Associated Press reported.

Ginsburg’s husband, Martin, was buried in the cemetery after his death in 2010, according to the report. He had served in the Army as an instructor in Oklahoma soon after the two were married.

Ginsburg and her husband’s graves are each marked with a black headstone that has a Star of David on top. The site is not far from where President John Kennedy was buried, and near the final resting plots of nine Supreme Court justices, including three that served on the bench with Ginsburg.

On Friday, Ginsburg lay in state at the US Capitol, the first woman, and first Jewish person who was given the honor.

Her death touched off a fierce partisan debate in Washington about whether President Trump should name her successor, or wait until after the November election to do so.

On Saturday, Trump tapped Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Ginsburg on the high court.