Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered to honor Justice Scalia

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb.14, 2016) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert has authorized the lowering of the flag of the United States of America and the flag of the state of Utah as a mark of respect for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Like so many others, I am saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. A true legal giant, he will be remembered as an unwavering defender of the Constitution with strong resolve and exceptional intellect. As one of the longest serving justices on our nation’s highest court, his impact on this country will not be forgotten. Jeanette and I extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and offer prayers on their behalf at this difficult time.”

The flag will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities. An interment date has not been announced.