Gov. Sisolak orders flags to half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Saturday, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all U.S. and Nevada flags to be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and state public buildings and grounds in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The 87-year-old Justice passed away on Friday, Sept. 18 after a long battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Flags at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas fly half-staff to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The flags will remain lowered until the day of her burial, Gov. Sisolak’s Office announced in a news release.

“Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer, icon, fierce advocate for equality and legal powerhouse on the Supreme Court. She was a role model for so many and I know her legacy will continue to inspire our future leaders. First Lady of Nevada Kathy Sisolak and I join the rest of our nation in mourning this great loss.”

Governor Sisolak.

President Trump issued a similar executive order in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, stating that flags shall be flown at half-staff from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 

The flag flies at half-staff at the Supreme Court on the morning after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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