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Flags to be flown at half staff Saturday in honor of Justice Ginsburg

FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases. Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
FILE - In this July 31, 2014 file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now. A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases. Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)(Cliff Owen | AP)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 2:27 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - All flags in Iowa are to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in remembrance and honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to Governor Kim Reynold’s orders. Ginsburg passed away Friday afternoon at 87 years old due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1993 to 2020.

“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her life to passionately serving her country through the law,” says Gov. Reynolds. “From caring for her family while working her way through law school to reaching the highest court in our land, she blazed a trail that inspires others to answer the call to serve. Her life of service deserves the utmost respect and admiration. My thoughts go out to her family and all who have been touched by the legacy she leaves behind.”

Governor Reynolds' order is in accordance with President Donald Trump’s proclamation to lower all U..S flags for the day as well.

Anyone with a United States flag is encouraged to fly flags at half-staff on Saturday in honor of Justice Ginsburg.

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