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Antonin Scalia: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 'almost always correct'

Supreme Court Justice and notorious adjudicator Ruth Bader Ginsburg is getting some praise from an unlikely source: Her ideological opposite on the high court, Antonin Scalia.

Writing about Ginsburg for the Time 100, Scalia touted the progressive icon's "two distinguished legal careers" — she was a law professor before becoming a judge — while saying her opinions from the bench "are always thoroughly considered, always carefully crafted, and almost always correct."

"What only her colleagues know is that her suggestions improve the opinions the rest of us write, and that she is a source of collegiality and good judgment in all our work," he wrote.

So does this mean Scalia will side with Ginsburg when the court hands down a landmark ruling this summer on same-sex marriage? Eh, don't count on it.