Law and Public Policy

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Legacy of Justice Scalia

August 1, 2017  • Aspen Community Programs

The McCloskey Speaker Series featured Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

Justice Ginsburg’s friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia spanned decades and transcended their ideological differences. Friendships “off-the-bench” are rare and theirs was forged with a deep love of the opera and renewed each December 31 when they rang in the New Year together. At a time when partisan lines have been drawn, their uncommon bond serves as a reminder of how powerful reaching across the aisle can be.

The McCloskey Speaker Series presents a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers. The series is made possible by a generous donation from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation. This conversation was recorded in Aspen, Colorado, on August 1, 2017.