South Georgia remembers Supreme Court Justice Scalia

South Georgia remembers Supreme Court Justice Scalia

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Many in South Georgia are remembering Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who died over the weekend.

The body of Justice Scalia has arrived back home in Virginia.

We spoke with one lawyer who went on some group hunting trips with him in south Georgia.

Albany Lawyer Ken Hodges says even though Scalia was known as a strident conservative, he was very close to some of the more liberal justices.

"He would say what was on his mind and you always knew where he stood and it will be interesting, he had a history of writing some pretty scathing descents when he didn't agree with his colleagues," Hodges said. "When he was off the bench even Justice Ginsburg and Justice Kagan who were very philosophically different from him, they were good friends."

Hodges says Scalia was a very caring and kind person.

Copyright 2016 WALB.  All rights reserved.