Governor Lamont Directs Flags Lowered To Half-Staff in Honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Flags should be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on the date of interment, which has not yet been determined.
Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
“Tonight, the nation mourns the unimaginable loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a fierce and fiery champion for fairness and equality for all,” Governor Lamont said. “Shattering the glass ceiling in the legal world, Justice Ginsburg overcame adversity both in and out of the courtroom – battling gender discrimination at a time when women were rarely serving as lawyers. She also fought cancer with rigor, rarely missing any days in court. A giant inspiration and pioneer for women globally, Justice Ginsburg should not just be remembered for what she stood for but what she stood against. Our nation is greater for her tenacity, dissension, and adversity against injustice. As Justice Ginsburg put it best, ‘there will be enough women on the court when there are nine.’”
U.S. flag code requires flags to be lowered until the date of interment following the death of an associate justice of the Supreme Court. The Office of the Governor will send out a notification when flags should be returned to full-staff.