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Gov. Mike DeWine orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor life, legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 09:26:09-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The morning after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor her life and legacy.

All flags at public buildings across Ohio are ordered to lower their flags immediately and keep them lowered until sunset on the day of Ginsburg’s burial, DeWine said.

The order reads:

"In honor of the life and legacy of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as the Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio effective immediately until sunset on the date of her interment."

Ginsburg, a longtime member of the United States Supreme Court, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, surrounded by her family at her home in Washington D.C., and Ohio leaders are mourning the monumental loss.

Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg was the second woman appointed to the Court and served for more than 27 years.

DeWine, along with other Ohio leaders, expressed their condolences and are mourning the loss of a trailblazing woman.

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