Law

The Scalia I Knew Will Be Greatly Missed

The justice was a generous, kind and graceful colleague.

"A great man, and a deeply good one."

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

When Stephen Breyer, President Bill Clinton's second appointment to the Supreme Court, was sworn in as an associate justice at a White House ceremony in 1994, Justice Antonin Scalia came up to me, put his arm around my shoulder, and said with a bright, mischievous smile, “First Ruth, and now Steve? Cass, it’s ALMOST enough to make me vote Democrat.”

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