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Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: September 18, 2020
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Alena Yarmosky, Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov

Governor Northam Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement today on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

“It is with the deepest sadness that Pam and I mourn the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a giant on the court, a brilliant legal mind, and an unwavering beacon in the fight for equal justice and gender equity. Justice Ginsburg’s eloquence and passion made the world better and fairer—that includes ensuring my alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute, admitted women as cadets. Her loss leaves a tremendous void on the Court and in this country. May her legacy in the pursuit of justice live on, and may her memory be a blessing.” 

 

Governor Northam has ordered the flags of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia to be flown at half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Governor’s flag order is available here.

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