Thomson ReutersFebruary 13, 2013 11:36
By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - It has been three years since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito seized the limelight during one of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches.
He has not been back since.
The annual address on Tuesday marked the third year in a row that Alito has not attended the event. He was one of three justices - the others being fellow conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - who were no-shows.