Trump orders flags to half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Stevens

Trump orders flags to half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Stevens
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails MORE has ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff in memory of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died on Tuesday. 

Trump on Wednesday issued a proclamation stating flags on all government buildings, diplomatic posts and military bases should be lowered on the day of Stevens’s interment “as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of” the late justice.

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Stevens, 99, passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from complications from a stroke, according to the Supreme Court. He became a leader of the court’s liberal wing during his 35 years on the bench. In 2010, former President Obama nominated Justice Elena KaganElena KaganButtigieg defends court-packing proposal at Democratic debate Puerto Ricans joke online about what it would be like to be part of Denmark Trump pays respects to late Justice Stevens at Supreme Court MORE to replace him.

The White House praised Stevens for his “humility, legal acumen, and affection for his beloved Chicago Cubs” in a statement issued Tuesday night following news of his passing.