No, Justice Scalia won’t be at the State of the Union tonight. He hasn’t gone in since 1997. But where will he be?
At George Washington University giving an address at 7, two hours before Obama’s address!
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia probably won’t be attending Tuesday’s State of the Union address — he’s giving his own speech on the other side of town.
The famously bombastic Scalia is scheduled to speak at George Washington University at 7 p.m., two hours before President Obama is set to address the nation.
Scalia will join NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg to discuss “his time on the Supreme Court, memorable and meaningful cases, his working life as an associate justice, and more in what’s sure to be a lively and insightful discussion.”
Update: Jess Bravin has the breakdown of who is in attendance.
Those expected to attend are: Chief Justice John Roberts, plus Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan.
Not expected to attend: Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Those who’d prefer to spend the evening listening to Justice Scalia instead of President Barack Obama should head to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, where $45 allows you to attend a “conversation” between the justice and NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Update: Justice Alito is in Trenton, NJ to attend his mother’s funeral. My condolences to the Alito family.