Gov. Daugaard Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Justice Scalia

Gov. Daugaard Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Justice Scalia

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Dauggard requests that all flags in the state be flown at half-mast, effective immediately, to honor the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

The Governor asks that all flags remain at half-staff until Justice Scalia’s internment. 

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9 Replies to “Gov. Daugaard Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Justice Scalia”

  1. Steve Hickey

    What if a group of Governors demanded an autopsy? Since when does a judge get to determine the cause of death over the phone without an autopsy? In every unattended death I’ve been part of in South Dakota as a police chaplain, an autopsy is required. Scalia probably died of a heart attack as an old man but we will never know. Who are we kidding, our government (oligarchy) kills people in all sorts of ways besides the death penalty.

  2. Sewing Ladies

    Shame on you Mr. Hickey! You would seriously accuse our government of killing its most noble of servants? For shame! Justice Scalia was pronounced dead in accordance with Texas law, and under the arcane rules of the supreme court. Let him rest in peace, let his family mourn, and stop the conspiracy talk.

    1. Steve Hickey

      Yep – me, Drudge, Washington Post… we all jumped the shark on this one. Yes, I would seriously accuse our govt of killing people. They’ve done it all over the world and within US borders. The official narratives we are fed are often loaded with BS, IMHO.

      1. Anonymous

        –Yes, I would seriously accuse our govt of killing people

        No need to “accuse”.

        Obama has admitted to murdering Anwar Al-Awliki–a US citizen murdered by a drone without charge, trial, conviction or appeal….
        on the order of Obama.

        Several other US citizens have been killed by drones in a similar fashion by Obama.

        I do disagree with Mr. Hickey in this instance, but unlike some less open-minded and vindictive folks, I will not personally attack him for his views on this matter, nor perform a lengthy search of his prior statements.

        1. Steve Hickey

          My statement was clear – “Scalia probably died of a heart attack as an old man but we will never know.” For any news agency to report he died of natural causes (no matter the source is a judge) is to say something that know one knows for certain. It’s outrageous, actually. I view Scalia as one of the Restrainers. A Restrainer has been removed and we shift further into lawlessness.

  3. Anonymous

    Scalia’s personal doctor consulted with the coroner. They agreed on the cause of death.

    Definitive? Probably not. Informed? Yes.

  4. Troy Jones

    Antonin Scalia, in his own words:

    “What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you’d like it to mean?”

    “If it were impossible for individual human beings (or groups of human beings) to act autonomously in effective pursuit of a common goal, the game of soccer would not exist.”

    “If one assumes, however, that the PGA TOUR has some legal obligation to play classic, Platonic golf—and if one assumes the correctness of all the other wrong turns the Court has made to get to this point—then we Justices must confront what is indeed an awesome responsibility. It has been rendered the solemn duty of the Supreme Court of the United States, laid upon it by Congress in pursuance of the Federal Government’s power “[t]o regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States,” to decide What Is Golf. I am sure that the Framers of the Constitution, aware of the 1457 edict of King James II of Scotland prohibiting golf because it interfered with the practice of archery, fully expected that sooner or later the paths of golf and government, the law and the links, would once again cross, and that the judges of this august Court would some day have to wrestle with that age-old jurisprudential question, for which their years of study in the law have so well prepared them: Is someone riding around a golf course from shot to shot really a golfer? The answer, we learn, is yes. The Court ultimately concludes, and it will henceforth be the Law of the Land, that walking is not a “fundamental” aspect of golf.”