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.

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.