Their friendship blossomed and strengthened even as they consistently and strongly disagreed on important legal matters. Justice Scalia was well known for his scathing dissents, but his affection and appreciation for Ginsburg was never in question. As he once said, â€œI attack ideas. I don't attack people. Some very good people have some very bad ideas.â€
When Scalia passed, Ginsburg made her affection for her colleague crystal clear. â€œHow blessed I was," she wrote, "to have a working colleague and dear friend of such captivating brilliance, high spirits and quick wit.â€
If we are to carry on and honor her legacy, we must follow Notorious RBG's example.
- Never give up.
- Focus our attention on rational arguments.
- Be courageous.
- Cultivate unlikely friendships.
- Find joy in life.
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Featured image: Official portraits of the late US Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Antonin Scalia in the Public Domain.
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