Chief Justice John Roberts is expected to attend Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech by President Donald Trump into a joint session of Congress, although he’s presiding over the Senate impeachment trial which finishes on Wednesday.
Rehnquist was presiding over Clinton’s impeachment trial at the moment.
Roberts was present at each State of the Union address because he became chief justice in the autumn of 2005. That, also, is a departure from the custom of Rehnquist, that didn’t necessarily attend.
Kagan, appointed to the court by President Barack Obama, has also attended each one of those occasions because she came on the court in the fall of 2010. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are equally Trump appointees.
Roberts, Kagan, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh would be the same four that attended last year’s State of the Union speech by President Trump.
Stephen Breyer was known to be traveling and dealing with all influenza. Samuel Alito stopped going after 2010 when he had been seen mouthing the words”not accurate” since President Obama blasted the court for its Citizens United conclusion, which enabled corporations and labor unions to earn campaign-related contributions. Sonia Sotomayor occasionally is current and sometimes not.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg hasn’t attended a State of the Union speech when a Republican president.