Governor Sandoval Statement on Passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - February 16, 2016

Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement upon learning of the death of United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Justice Scalia was a titan of American jurisprudence, a fierce originalist in his interpretation of the United States Constitution whose writing style and intellect will be called upon for the guidance and edification of generations of legal scholars,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “I am proud to say I met Justice Scalia following our state’s legal community’s Red Mass. It was a privilege to welcome him to our state and an honor to join him in celebration of the Mass which greatly influenced his personal and professional life. Today, the Sandoval family joins the Nevada family and our nation as we celebrate the life of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. I pray that his family finds peace and comfort during this difficult time.”

Governor Sandoval will issue an Executive Order directing all flags to be flown at half-staff until the interment of Justice Scalia.


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