Tuesday, February 23, 2016
In an era of reality tv, where anger and polarization are rewarded, Prof. Irene Scharf shares her thoughts on the friendship between Justices Scalia and Ginsberg:
It’s interesting that, regardless of his conservative bona fides, Justice Scalia’s “best friend” on the court was Justice Ginsburg, one of the more liberal Justices. The two, and their spouses, apparently socialized regularly. As a law professor who works with students on a daily basis, I hope this aspect of Justice Scalia can provide a lesson to students and us all. This friendship of opposites demonstrates that a person’s humanity is measured by far more than the sum of one’s political views.
Editors' Note: This post originally appeared on Best Practices Blog.