U.S. Politics

Watching Supreme Court Justices Watch Trump Is Your New Favorite Hobby

Five members of the Supreme Court (Chief Justice John Roberts and associate justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan) watch President Donald Trump speak to a joint session of Congress | ALEX WONG VIA GETTY IMAGES

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Supreme Court justices generally don’t show much emotion during presidential addresses, no matter who’s speaking, and President Donald Trump’s first time delivering such an address was no exception.

In 2010, Associate Justice Samuel Alito mouthed “not true” during a speech by President Barack Obama and hasn’t been back since, complaining that it’s “very awkward” to “have to sit there like the proverbial potted plant most of the time.”

This year, five of the eight justices turned up for the event ― and on social media, viewers were on guard for any moment that went beyond judicial stoicism.

Here’s some of what they caught:

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