Fading hope for the Supreme Court

I’m saddened by the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia [“Supreme Court conservative dismayed liberals,” front page, Feb. 14]. He applied the law faithfully, as written, rather than twisting it to cater to special-interest groups, and that obviously made him many enemies.

Mr. Scalia’s sterling record as a judge made me come to regret my youthful opposition to Ronald Reagan, the president who appointed him. Mr. Scalia’s death dims the hope that the Supreme Court will act as an impartial interpreter of the law rather than making the law up to suit ideological fads.

Hans Bader, Arlington

Originally posted at the Washington Post.