Six of the nine Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union address in January, but don't be surprised if that number goes way down next year, in light of comments made by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. in Alabama on Tuesday, after he was asked about an unusual episode that occurred at this year's address. Said Roberts: "To the extent the State of the Union has degenerated into a political pep rally, I'm not sure why we're there."
Chief Justice Puts State of the Union Speech Back in the Spotlight
The National Law Journal
March 11, 2010