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Watching Supreme Court Justices Watch Trump Is Your New Favourite Hobby

01/03/2017 3:46 PM AEDT | Updated 02/03/2017 12:24 AM AEDT
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan look on as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Supreme Court justices generally don’t show much emotion during presidential addresses, no matter who’s speaking, and President Donald Trump’s first time delivering such an address was no exception. 

In 2010, Associate Justice Samuel Alito mouthed “not true” during a speech by President Barack Obama and hasn’t been back since, complaining that it’s “very awkward” to “have to sit there like the proverbial potted plant most of the time.”

This year, five of the eight justices turned up for the event ― and on social media, viewers were on guard for any moment that went beyond judicial stoicism.

Here’s some of what they caught: 

Of course, it is possible to have even less of a reaction. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for nodding off:

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