The night following the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold same sex marriage this past June, Justice Antonin Scalia did something you might find a little surprising. Though he was one of the four dissenters (and the most ferocious,) Scalia displayed no bitterness toward his colleagues over the landmark decision; in fact, he may have made the sweetest conciliatory gesture you’ve ever heard.
As related by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Scalia sung a little ditty to his colleague.
“We got along very well as always. At the end of the evening (in question) Scalia suddenly got up on stage and sang … We had wonderful evening.”
What song did Scalia sing, you might be wondering?
The villains who walk among us have soft underbellies.
Additionally, Ginsburg said that she’d never in her long legal career worked in an environment in which colleagues showed such respect and even fondness for one another. Following the slim margin vote that awarded Bush the presidency over Gore, the Justice recalled that “a week later we treated each other nearly normally. That is practically always the case with us. ‘Get over it’, as one of my colleagues here would say.”