Seal of the State of Nevada

EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-18

ORDERING FLAGS TO HALF STAFF

HONORING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG

WHEREAS, on August 10, 1993, Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg took her judicial oath and became a United States Supreme Court Justice; and

WHEREAS, Justice Ginsburg was the second woman to be appointed to the Court and served this country for more than 27 years as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; and

WHEREAS, Justice Ginsburg was known for her brilliant legal mind and her notoriously powerful dissents on the Court, renowned for her strong arguments that rightfully earned her respect from all of her colleagues on the Court; and

WHEREAS, Justice Ginsburg will always be recognized as a pioneer for her contributions toward and well-known decisions in support of gender equality throughout her distinguished career, and as a safeguard to our democracy on the bench; and

WHEREAS, Justice Ginsburg was a generation's torchbearer and champion of justice and equality. Her invaluable work spanned over 50 years and will continue to serve as an inspiration to future generations of attorneys, activists, and young women who will look up to her as the role model she was throughout her life; and

WHEREAS, on September 18, 2020, the remarkable life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ended as she passed away from complications with cancer;

NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, and pursuant to the Proclamation issued by President Donald J. Trump on September 19, 2020, and pursuant to section 7 of title 4 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds until sunset on the day of interment, in honor of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of September, in the year two thousand twenty.

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