Governor Directs Flags to Full Staff

February 20, 2016

For Immediate Release: Saturday, February 20 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered U.S. and State of Maine flags on all public buildings and grounds to be returned to full staff, now that funeral services for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have concluded.

"I was honored on Friday to pay my respects at the lying in repose of Justice Scalia in the Supreme Court," said Governor LePage. "The thousands of people who paid their respects yesterday, as well as those who filled the Basilica today for his funeral Mass, are a testament to the American people’s admiration of this brilliant man, who was our nation’s leading conservative voice."

The President of the United States had ordered the American flag to be flown at half-staff until sundown on the day of Justice Scalia's interment.