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Old 12-13-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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It's also tradition to respect the other co-equal branches of government. Obama violated that tradition.
Yes but you show your respect for the position, not the individuals.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:23 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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It's also tradition to respect the other co-equal branches of government. Obama violated that tradition.
Yes. I never see the Republicans in Congress criticize the executive branch! The Republicans in Congress never scream "Judicial Activism" when a judiciary branch decision doesn't go their way.

Are people blinded by the hypocrisy or willfully ignorant of it?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I think most of the judges will pass...Breyer might show up, but certainly none of the conservatives will show, imho.

Obama has ruined that with his partisan, petty rhetoric.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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It's also tradition to respect the other co-equal branches of government. Obama violated that tradition.
However, it is also tradition for the Supreme Court to respect the American people, well normally.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Hek no more important things to do, Christmas time, shopping, baking, and all the fun. Why waste such precious time, same old same old garbage.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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Yes, it's tradition.
Not really. SC Justices have been skipping the SOTU for years. There's usually some that show up to it, but rarely all do.

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It's not like they're forced to show up. "The justices are invited to the State of the Union by the House sergeant at arms, and each justice decides individually whether he or she will attend," said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. As far as anyone can tell, justices started going in 1913, and the number has varied over the years: In 1937, none came when they were tipped in advance about Franklin Roosevelt's remarks criticizing the court, reported NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Personally, I would skip it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Hek no more important things to do, Christmas time, shopping, baking, and all the fun. Why waste such precious time, same old same old garbage.
I dont expect the same old, same old. Obama has already started calling that formerly group of "old white people" pubicly called the GOP, his "friends"..
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Considering what happened at the last State of the Union address, if you were a member of the Supreme Court would you go to the upcopming one?
Only if they bring over-ripe tomatoes.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:29 PM
 
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Actually the tradition is that the Court does not stand or applaud during the speech.
Ahh..very true....I forgot. They had to sit quietly while Skippy chastised them last year.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Actually the tradition is that the Court does not stand or applaud during the speech.
And during last year's ass chewing from the President the Justices sat there as would be expected and they were surrounded by Congress critters standing uo, seemingly, to a man and applauding while one Justice just shook his head about the near lies by the Executive. i just saw that performance on Fox News Sunday yesterday.
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