Justice Thomas: Now you know why I don't attend the SOTU 

From a lecture at the Stetson University Law School:

"I don’t go because it has become so partisan, and it’s very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there. And there’s a lot you don’t hear on T.V. – the catcalls, the whooping and hollering, under-the-breath comments," Thomas said.

"So we decided not to go. Some members continued to go and that’s fine, but one of the consequences is that now the court becomes part of the conversation, if you want to call it that, in the speech," he said.

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