Gov. Herbert orders flags across Utah to half-staff in honor of Justice Scalia

Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-14 18:36:05-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has ordered that the flag of Utah and the flag of the United States of America be lowered to half-staff at all state facilities to honor the memory of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at age 79.

“Like so many others, I am saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia,” Herbert stated in a press release. “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 flags will be flown at half-staff at all state facilities, according to the release. The release does not provide a date-range for keeping the flags at half-staff, noting that “an internment date has not been announced.”