Obama’s State of the Union was last night a bipartisan cohort of six justices attended the speech; Obama makes a “gently chastises” attorneys
All the Democratic appointees showed up, along with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, the Los Angeles Times reports. Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. missed the event because of a “perfectly timed speaking engagement in Hawaii,” the Washington Post reported yesterday. Last year Alito mouthed the words “not true” when Obama criticized the Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling in Citizens United v. Financial Election Commission. Also absent last night were Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas.
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