Ohio governor orders flags lowered for RBG
Flags to remain at half staff until the internment of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is ordering all flags across the state to be immediately lowered to half staff following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 87 years old.
Tributes are pouring in from politicians across Ohio and Michigan.
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court writes, “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg used her considerable talents to fight for equal protection under the law for all, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual identity, disability, or national origin. America has lost a jurist with a conscience, true consistent convictions, civility, a sense of humor and a love of the law. America has lost a lodestar. I, along with so many who admired and respected RBG, am truly devastated by her passing. May she rest in peace.”
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) MI released this statement, "Tonight we have lost an incredible voice for justice. As a lawyer and professor, Justice Ginsburg broke barriers for women. As a Justice of the Supreme Court, she helped build a better nation for all Americans. Justice Ginsburg spent her lifetime working to protect our people and our democracy. We must honor her legacy by continuing her fight. My heart goes out to Justice Ginsburg’s family and friends. She truly was a national treasure.”
I’m deeply saddened to hear of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing. She was a brilliant lawyer & a pioneer in the legal profession as only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. Jane & I extend our condolences to her family on their loss.— Rob Portman (@senrobportman) September 19, 2020
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