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Gov. Holcomb directs flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gov. Eric Holcomb directed flags across the state to be lowered after Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87.

INDIANAPOLIS — Flags around the state will be flown at half-staff in honor of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Gov. Eric Holcomb directed flags across the state to be lowered after Ginsburg passed away Friday at the age of 87. Flags are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset until the day of Ginsburg's funeral. She will be laid to rest in a private service at Arlington National Cemetery, though details of that service or other honors have not yet been released.

Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Court in 1993, died from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.”

Holcomb asked businesses and residents across Indiana to lower their flags to honor Ginsburg.

Indiana lawmakers in Washington also reacted Friday to Ginsburg's passing.

Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) 

"The passing of Justice Ginsburg is a monumental loss for our entire nation. She was a tireless champion for civil rights and equality for all - not only during her 27 years sitting on the Supreme Court, but throughout her long and distinguished legal career. She experienced the sting of discrimination and bigotry, and spent her life working to prevent future generations from experiencing the same prejudice she rose up against. I urge every American to put partisan differences and political allegiances aside right now and come together to honor her amazing life and legacy, and to allow us time to mourn her enormous loss. We must lift up her life's work to ensure that America's freedoms and opportunities are available to all."

Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)

“As Americans mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we remember her extraordinary life. Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazer in the legal profession, rising to become the second female to serve on the nation's highest court and earning a special place in our nation's history. Her commitment to public service will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. I offer my deepest condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family during this difficult time.”

Chief Justice Loretta Rush of the Supreme Court of Indiana posted a statement about Ginsburg on the state judiciary website.

"In a year already marked by significant suffering and loss, the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hits especially hard. I join others in mourning the passing of a trailblazer, changemaker, and inspiration to many. 

Justice Ginsburg’s work provided both men and women an opportunity to better their lives. She was a hero to many of us in our legal careers, and a cultural icon outside the legal profession. And her civility and genuine friendship with those who had differing opinions show her as an example of a leader to model. 

To those of us who emulate her, this is not just the loss of a powerful leader and statesperson, but the personal loss of a mentor. We offer our condolences to her family and share in their grieving. Justice Ginsburg’s memory should inspire each of us to effect positive change in this world."