By: Adam Winkler
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito made headlines last night when he nodded and mouthed “It’s not true” in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Facing six of the nine Justices, who were sitting right up front, Obama criticized the recent landmark Supreme Court decision striking down limits on corporate political speech.
Alito was right. The president was wrong about the Supreme Court decision. Obama said, “Last week, the Supreme Court reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.”