Ginsburg and Scalia on Parasailing, Elephants and Not Being ‘100% Sober’

Ginsburg and Scalia on Parasailing, Elephants and Not Being ‘100% Sober’

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. Ginsburg said during the interview that it was easy to foresee that Southern states would push ahead with tougher voter identification laws and other measures once the Supreme Court freed them from strict federal oversight of their elections.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

 

Washington (CNN) – Supreme Court ideological opposites Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia, came together for a discussion on constitutional issues Thursday night, but their camaraderie and escapades stole the show.

“Why don’t you call us the odd couple?” Scalia began, in a wide ranging conversation that included what really happened before Ginsburg attended the State of the Union, their thoughts on the Constitution as well as their habit of vacationing with each other. Scalia told a story about how they spent time together in the South of France once and Ginsburg decided to go parasailing.

“Ruth — honest to goodness — went up behind a motor boat,” he said, “I mean she’s so light you would think she would never come down. I would not do that.”

Ginsburg was a bit more revealing. She spoke about a trip to India where they rode atop an elephant.

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