I don't follow the supreme court that much but I knew he was a conservative judge with a rather surly reputation. A couple of the Sunday morning news shows aired interviews with him and I found him to be really interesting. I don't agree with most of his politics, probably at all, but at the very least I understood his viewpoint and opinion. He was so consistent with his reading of the constitution that on occasion he would find himself on the "liberal" side of the argument, something Ars points out here nicely.
On a side note do you know the last amendment to the constitution was passed in 1992? It had to do with congresses salaries. I'll let you make of that what you will..