Thursday, January 22, 2004

Breyer, the only-show

Stephen Breyer, a Democrat, was the only Supreme Court justice to attend the most recent State of the Union Address.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is a Democrat, who was appointed by President Clinton, but he was the only member of the Court who witnessed the State of the Union.

In fact, the former Harvard law professor has been the only member of the judiciary branch to join lawmakers, Cabinet members and other dignitaries on the House floor in three of the four past years, according to the Court’s public information officer, Kathy Arberg.

While all members of the Court are invited to attend, “It’s an individual decision whether they decide to accept, and they don’t give any explanation for their decision,” Arberg said.


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