He was the brash, larger-than-life, brilliantly sharp-witted conservative bedrock of the Supreme Court. She is the court’s soft-spoken, diminutive, quietly revolutionary liberal voice. More often than not, they found themselves in ideological battle.
Yet in a relationship that lasted decades, through parallel career paths that ended up making them the closest of friends, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg proved opposites really do attract.
Indeed, they couldn’t have been more fond of each other, as Ginsburg, 82, made clear in a moving tribute to Scalia that she has written in the wake of his death Saturday at age 79.