LAW NEWZ "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is on a bit of a roll as of late. During the election, she made a series of controversial statements in which she called Donald Trump a “faker” and even went so far as to say “I can’t imagine what this place would be—I can’t imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president.” (she later apologized). But on Tuesday night, Ginsburg took her political protest of the president one step further when she decided to no show President Trump’s first speech to Congress. It is quite clear that her decision not to attend this year was not a scheduling conflict. Given her public sentiments during the election, this decision was purely a political one.
"Now, it is not entirely unusual for a Justice to skip out on a State of the Union speech. Alito, keeping with tradition, has refused to attend a speech since 2010 when Obama criticized the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. He didn’t deviate this year. Thomas was also a no show. But, that’s also not unusual for him. He hasn’t attended since 2009 saying that because of the political nature of the speeches, he felt it “uncomfortable for a judge to sit there.” While you might not agree with their decisions (I don’t), at the very least, you can say that the conservative leaning justices are sticking to their principles even during a Republican administration."