6 Supreme Court Justices To Attend State Of Union Address

Just slightly fewer justices than usual for this speech.

Would you miss this event if you had the chance to attend?

Me neither.

Front and center……and then I would tell my grandkids about it later over hot chocalate….but that is just me.

Six Supreme Court justices will attend the State of the Union address, according to a court spokesperson. This follows a yearlong controversy over the traditional presence of members of the high court, following direct criticism of the bench by President Barack Obama at the 2010 address.

Among those not attending is Justice Samuel Alito, who has a previously scheduled speaking engagement in Hawaii.

Chief Justice John Roberts was expected to be at Tuesday’s address, say government sources, along with fellow conservative Anthony Kennedy.

All four members of the so-called liberal wing of the court are set to take their places in the House chamber for the annual speech, including newest justice Elena Kagan, nominated to the court last year by Obama.

Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas traditionally do not attend. 

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