Where was Justice Sotomayor On Tuesday Instead of The State of the Union? January 31st, 2014 Giving a talk at UCLA. She also missed Court’s session on Monday to appear at U.C. Irvine. Recall that Justice Sotomayor asked Vice President Biden to reschedule his inauguration so she could go to New York for a book signing and appear on The Daily Show (see here, here, here, and here). I’m sure Justice Alito stayed home, and was yelling at his TV when POTUS referenced Shelby County.