Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is skipping President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight and will be giving his own speech at an event hosted by National Public Radio at George Washington University.
Some Supreme Court justices normally make an appearance at the president’s speech, but the conservative justice has decided to skip it, instead talking about himself and the law, The Washington Examiner reports.
“Scalia will discuss his time on the Supreme Court, memorable and meaningful cases and his working life as an associate justice with Nina Totenberg, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent,” the Smithsonian Associates, which is sponsoring the event, said of Justice Scalia’s speech, set for 7 p.m.
Justice Scalia hasn’t attended a State of the Union in years, calling the annual ritual a “juvenile spectacle,” The Examiner reports.