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Ohio governor orders flags lowered for RBG

Flags to remain at half staff until the internment of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The flag outside WTVG is lowered following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's order to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The flag outside WTVG is lowered following Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's order to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.(Sam Widmer | Sam Widmer)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 9:42 AM EDT
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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.

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I extend my deepest condolences to the family of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her work ethic, her...

Posted by Governor Mike DeWine on Friday, September 18, 2020

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 am lost for words following the tragic passing of the intrepid and beloved Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice...

Posted by Representative Marcy Kaptur on Friday, September 18, 2020

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