As the nation remembers Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg added her recollections to the chorus of voices.
The Jewish Justice, who often disagreed with Scalia on the bench, had a noted friendship with the three-decade Supreme judge.
“Justice Scalia once described as the peak of his days on the bench an evening at the Opera Ball when he joined two Washington National Opera tenors at the piano for a medley of songs. He called it the famous Three Tenors performance,” she said in a statement on Sunday. “He was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.”
Jewish advocacy group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) likewise issued a statement on the passing of Scalia, who had a profound impact on American law and society.
Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:
“There is no denying the profound impact Justice Antonin Scalia had on American law and American society.”
“While we did not share his judicial philosophy and often disagreed with his decisions, his commitment and dedication to the Supreme Court and to our country are worthy of respect.
We extend our condolences to his family, friends and supporters.”