Quote of the Day: Honoring ‘Acute Disagreement’ at the Supreme Court

April 7, 2017, 9:38 PM

We are in an era when one of the most positive and powerful traditions of American democracy – the tradition of friendship between ideological rivals – is imperiled. And one of the most ominous threats for democracy – the systematic demonization of adversaries – is on the rise.

— Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr., on why the school is giving its annual Civility in Public Life to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and posthumously to Justice Antonin Scalia.

“Their disagreements on a number of key issues of our time were acute, representing opposing interpretations of the Constitution,” said Mullen, Jr.

Ginsburg will attend a ceremony on April 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Any bets on whether Ginsburg doubles down on her comments about President Trump? This past July she said:

“He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”

Laterm Ginsburgsaid she regretted the comments, but now that Trump has taken office, maybe not?

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