Justice Ginsburg predicts the 2016 presidential election
The Supreme Court has begun a new term, and with it came New York Magazine's colorful and revealing interview with Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia wasn't the only Supreme Court Justice to give insight into the inner workings of jurisprudence. Recently, glossy pages were also graced by his colleague on the other side of the aisle, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in The Washington Post magazine.
Though the piece doesn't contain any revelations that approach Scalia's sincere belief in the Devil, we learn about the 80-year-old Justice's love of opera, why she fell asleep at the State of the Union (a good bottle of California wine), and her unlikely friendship with Justice Scalia.
The two justices are on opposite poles even on the most fundamental tenants of constitutional law: Scalia is an originalist and Ginsburg believes the document evolves. Scalia still thinks "there are some intelligent reasons to treat women differently." One of Ginsburg's most significant opinions was allowing women to enter the Virginia Military Institute (she read Scalia's dissent to strengthen her position). Scalia "suspects" some of his friends are gay. Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court Justice to perform a gay marriage.