Gov. Herbert orders flags lowered to honor Justice Scalia
February 16, 2016
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 nationâ€™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.