Why did Clarence thomas not attend the state of the union address?
its different every year
The State of the Union. Is an address from the president, usually intended on informing the public of what the leader is doing, such as his own opinion and how he would solve …the problems at hand. .
Personally, I would much rather be at Apple's announcement of the iPad. Much more exciting, not to mention optimistic!
The justices attend the State-of-the-Union Address as a courtesy to the President and as representatives of the Judicial Branch of government. They are not required to atte…nd, however. Only six justices were present for President Obama's first State-of-the-Union Address. Sometimes lack of attendance is interpreted as an act of political hostility or defiance; other times, a justice's absence is caused by neutral personal circumstances.
No, they're not required to attend; however, attendance is considered an important courtesy and sign of respect. Only six of the nine justices attended President Obama's first… State-of-the-Union address. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
Clarence Thomas was there. He shook Obama's hand when he came in.
Did Clarence Thomas sit with the other US Supreme Court justices during President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address?
Justice Thomas didn't attend President Obama's first State of the Union address because, according to Thomas, the gatherings have become too partisan. In his February 3, 20…10, New York Times article, "Justice Defends Ruling on Finance," Adam Liptak quoted Justice Thomas: "I don't go because it has become so partisan and it's very uncomfortable for a judge to sit there," he said, adding that "there's a lot that you don't hear on TV - the catcalls, the whooping and hollering and under-the-breath comments." "One of the consequences," he added in an apparent reference to last week's address, "is now the court becomes part of the conversation, if you want to call it that, in the speeches. It's just an example of why I don't go." You can access the complete article via Related Links, below. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
to let the people of the United States of America to know what is happening in the country and or world
Typically a junior Secretary does not attend, simply because of theconcept of a Designated Survivor, should some disaster befallWashington while the vast majority of administr…ation officials andmembers of Congress are gathered in one place. In 2014, it was Energy Secretary Stephen Chu. In 2015, it was Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In 2016, it was Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, butPresident Pro Tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch also watched theaddress as a legislative designate, already 3rd-in-line forsuccession. This duo was again selected for President Trump'sinauguration in 2017.
It is given to a joint session of both houses of Congress and the Cabinet and other high-ranking government official usually attend. Of course, it is broadcast world-wide on T…V.
Six of the nine US Supreme Court justices attended President Obama's State-of-the-Union Address in January 2011. The three who declined to attend were Justices Scalia, Thomas …and Alito, who are consistently the three most conservative members of the Court.
Which presidential administration member did not attend the state of the union address on January 25 2011?
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
presiding officers of house and senate the members of the congress