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Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor arrive before President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, from left, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor arrive before President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Social media erupted over the weekend when news spread that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won’t be attending President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday.

Some critics accused the 84-year-old justice of boycotting the president because of her publicly voiced distaste for Trump during the 2016 campaign, which she later said was “ill-advised.”

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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