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Politics Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg

04:06  19 september  2020
04:06  19 september  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting on a stage in front of a curtain: Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg © The Hill Pelosi orders Capitol flags at half-staff to honor Ginsburg

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday night ordered flags at the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-staff following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill shared the news about Pelosi's order on Twitter. Hammill confirmed to The Hill that the flags would remain at half-staff until Ginsburg is laid to rest, as is tradition.

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Ginsburg died Friday night at the age of 87 following a battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

A private interment service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court said, though a date has not been released.

Ginsburg was the court's liberal leader and was a trailblazing champion of women's rights.


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