Scalia Had Profound Impact on American Law and Society

New York, NY, February 14, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today issued a statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who served nearly three decades on the court and had a profound impact on American law and society.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

There is no denying the profound impact Justice Antonin Scalia had on American law and American society.

While we did not share his judicial philosophy and often disagreed with his decisions, his commitment and dedication to the Supreme Court and to our country are worthy of respect.  

We extend our condolences to his family, friends and supporters.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today it is the world’s leading organization combating anti-Semitism, exposing hate groups, training law enforcement on hate crimes, developing anti-bias education programs for students, countering cyber-hate and relentlessly pursuing equal rights for all.