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originally posted by: theantediluvian
originally posted by: EightTF3
a reply to: theantediluvian
He just skipped a supreme court justices funeral. Explain that one to me and how it wasn't politically motivated and he's also skipping this for SBSW a prolonged hipster festival he could speak at another day, not an important state function.
Not actually a state function. Here in America, by default, only sitting and ex-Presidents get state funerals.
Only four out of the last seven SCOTUS justice's funerals were attended by the then President: Bush 43 attended Rehnquist's but not White's. Clinton attended Burger's, Brennan’s and Marshall's but did not attend Blackmun's or Powell's. Going back a bit further: Reagan didn't attend Potter Stewart's or Abe Fortas's funerals. I guess he had political motivations for his overt lack of respect too right?
I think I covered all the SCOTUS justice/former justice funerals from the 80's on. So that's 4 out of 9.
Is it starting to dawn on you that your opinion is more about how you feel than what you know?