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Supreme Court Justice announces that she is skipping Trump’s first State of the Union

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President Trump has a knack for repelling hardcore liberals.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be notably missing at President Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee who has been on the nation’s highest court since 1993, will be fulfilling a speaking engagement at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island on the day of the president’s address.

Although Ginsburg has voiced her differences with President Trump in the past, her speaking tour was announced back in August–reducing the likelihood her absence is intended as a protest.

The 84-year-old Justice skipped the president’s address to Congress last year, as did justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.

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The late Antonin Scalia didn’t attend a State of the Union Address from 1997 until his death in 2016.

Ginsburg clashed with President Trump during the 2016 election, calling him a “faker” and vowing to move to New Zealand in the event then-candidate Trump won.

The outspoken New York billionaire hit back, calling on Ginsburg to resign.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/753090242203283457

After receiving backlash for breaking Supreme Court by commenting on presidential politics, Ginsburg expressed regret for her remarks.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” she said at the time.

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Ginsburg is unlikely to be missed by the president or his supporters.

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