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Sat Feb 13, 2016, 06:54 PM

BFFs Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agree to disagree

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-court-odd-couple-20150622-story.html

He's brash and burly and believes in strict adherence to the Constitution's original text. She's soft-spoken and slight and believes in a "living Constitution" that can change with the times. On controversial cases, they are often the most likely of any pairing of the nine Supreme Court justices to disagree.

Despite their standing as the intellectual lions of the left and right, Ginsburg and Scalia have forged an uncommon bond on a court where close friendships outside of chambers are rare.

Their areas of agreement may be few which is likely to be the case this month when the justices decide whether gay and lesbian couples have a right to marry but they maintain a tone of respect.

Scalia, 79, and Ginsburg, 82, frequently dine and vacation together. Every Dec. 31, they ring in the new year together. Their relationship has even inspired an opera, set to debut this summer.


This article was published last summer.

My condolences to Justice Scalia's family, and to his very close friend, Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

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