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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-10 05:21 PM
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25. Most SCOTUS Justices don't attend. Only Breyer always attended
Neither Ginsberg nor Scalia, the opposite ends of the spectrum, have attended in nearly a decade. THere are a thousands of criticisms that can be levelled at Alito. Deciding to forego attendance at the SOTU isn't one of them. Here is a list of who has attended in recent years:

BUSH PRESIDENCY:
2008: Roberts, Breyer, Alito, Kennedy
2007: Roberts, Breyer, Alito, Kennedy
2006: Roberts, Thomas, Breyer, Alito
2005: Stevens, Breyer
2004: Breyer
2003: Breyer
2002: Kennedy, Breyer
2001: Breyer

CLINTON PRESIDENCY:
2000: None (due to illnesses and travel conflicts)
1999: O'Connor, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsberg, Breyer
1998: Rehnquist, O'Connor, Souter, Thomas, Breyer
1997: Scalia, Kennedy, Souter, Thomas, Ginsberg, Breyer, White (retired)
1996: Rehnquist, O'Connor, Kennedy, Thomas, Ginsberg, Breyer
1995: Rehnquist, O'Connor, Scalia, Ginsberg, Breyer, Blackmun (retired)
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