State of the Union: The Slam, the Scowl and the Separation of Powers

It was an impromptu moment of political theater with a constitutional lesson at the heart of it. President Barack Obama took the extraordinary step of bashing a decision of the Supreme Court in his State of the Union address last night -- while six of the justices sat there stonily. Well -- five sat there stonily. Justice Samuel Alito Jr. couldn't contain himself. He scowled, shook his head vigorously, and mouthed what seemed to be the words, "Not true." It wasn't exactly "YOU LIE!" -- Rep....Full Story
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