The Supreme Court and the State of the Union
Friday, January 27, 2012
In 2010 President Obama used the State of the Union address to call out the Supreme Court for its recent Citizens United decision. It was awkward, to be sure, but was it unprecedented? And what’s the tradition that has some of the justices sitting stoically through the State of the Union anyway? Michael W. Giles, co-author of a new study of SCOTUS and the SOTU, tells Brooke how the high court came to be addressed by the president once a year.