Flag order honors late Associate Justice of Supreme Court

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John Paul Stevens

FILE – In this April 30, 2014 file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

(WFXR) — Governor Ralph Northam issued a flag order on behalf of the late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United State John Paul Stevens.

Stevens died on July 16 at 99 years old in Florida.

Stevens served more than twice the average tenure for a justice, and was only the second to mark his 90th birthday on the high court, according to Associated Press.

Stevens will be buried in a private ceremony Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. The public can pay their respects to him until 8 p.m. EDT Monday.

The Virginia flag order starts Tuesday, July 23, and stays in effect until sunset.

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