Governor Orders Flags To Half-Staff In Recognition Of The Passing Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Courtesy photo


Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday ordered all flags to half-staff in the state of New Mexico in recognition of the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Per U.S. flag code, upon the death of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, flags shall be flown at half-staff from the day of death until interment.

The governor’s statement regarding the death of Justice Ginsburg, disseminated late Friday night, is as follows:

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American hero who throughout her prolific career as a lawyer and jurist evinced the best of our country’s founding ideals. She charted and herself lived an American course toward equal representation and empowerment for women. She was a champion of civil rights. I mourn — as our nation mourns — her death. 

“The fight for equal rights, for equal representation, for genuine and meaningful equality under the law will go on in her absence, never without the strength and vision and fairness she delivered to that foundational cause. Her legacy will will live in the ongoing battle for the wholesale elimination of discrimination, of hate, of brutality in the American way of governance and life. 

“I am praying right now for her family and loved ones. The American promise of equal justice under the law depends upon a United States Supreme Court that is above all respectful of precedent and our Constitution. Justice Ginsburg’s life should serve as a reminder of that all-important truth.

“Rest in power.”