NUTLEY, NJ -  All U.S and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff today, September 19 in recognition and mourning of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Governor Murphy signed an executive order directing all flags to be flown at half staff until the day of her internment. 

“Justice Ginsburg was a woman whose career became an inspiration to countless young women and girls across our nation, and around the globe", said Governor Murphy in a press release. “Justice Ginsburg dedicated her life and career not only to the premise of equal justice and equity under the law, but also to the most basic premise that, regardless of gender, or race, or religion, or orientation, or identity, or nationality and ethnic heritage, we all must commit to fight for the things that we care about."

“For nearly three decades, we have been treated to Justice Ginsburg’s singular expertise", Murphy continued. "We have been made a better nation, and a better people, through her reasoned approach and sharp-minded opinions. Justice Ginsburg summed up her life’s principles the following way: ‘Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.’ For those who study the law, even her dissents have moved the law in the right direction.

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“My sincere hope is that her life and work continue to draw good people, with true and honest intentions to move us forward, to careers in the law and the pursuit of justice, he said. "Justice Ginsburg was an inspiration to countless young women and girls across our nation and around the globe – dedicating her life to equal justice under the law".

 "She was an American icon. May her memory be a blessing".