Supreme Court justices Ginsburg, Scalia receive civility award

Mon, 2017-04-10

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia agreed on opera, wine, travel destinations — and not much else.

They held polar opposite views on everything from gun rights to same-sex marriage, yet their friendship endured decades of fierce debate over matters deeply affecting the country.

Their cordiality earned them Allegheny College’s annual award for civility in public life.

Justice Ginsburg and the family of the late Justice Scalia accepted the award Monday, just hours after Justice Scalia’s replacement was sworn into office, capping a drawn out confirmation that stretched the boundaries of civility.