Flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until interment (to be determined)

In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Governor Sam Brownback today ordered flags in Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sun-up until sun-down the day of interment to honor the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

The White House issued a proclamation ordering flags across the nation to be lowered in Justice Scalia’s memory.

“Justice Scalia dedicated his life to the principled legal interpretation and defense of the Constitution,” said Governor Brownback. “In addition to being a committed public servant, he was a true friend, a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mary and I mourn his passing and our prayers are with his family and many friends.”

Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Reagan in 1986 and was the senior associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Justice Scalia understood the rule of law and the appropriate role of the court in making its rulings,” said Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer. “His passing affects all those who appreciated his wit, wisdom and commitment to this nation. My wife Ruth and I extend our condolences to the entire Scalia family.”

Further information on the date of interment for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is forthcoming.

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