by Bruce Allen Murphy, The Boston Globe, June 10, 2014
Following a 98-to-0 vote in the US Senate approving the nomination of Antonin Scalia to the Supreme Court in 1986, Judge Abner Mikva, a longtime liberal adversary, noted that his former colleague on the Court of Appeals was aware "that you can’t always have it your own way." When in doubt, Mikva predicted, "he’ll look for a middle ground . . . He has an appropriate amount of humility. It won’t go to his head."