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A civility award for the Supreme Court's odd couple

A civility award for the Supreme Court's odd couple

On Monday my alma mater Allegheny College bestowed its sixth annual Prize for Civility in Public Life to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

The award, which was presented at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., typically goes to a political odd couple — last year the honorees were Sen. John McCain and Vice President Joe Biden — and celebrates the importance of respectful dialogue across partisan and philosophical lines.

The college’s president, James H. Mullen Jr., said of Scalia and Ginsburg: “Their disagreements on a number of the key...

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