The visual of the Justices sitting as the crowd (dare I say "mob") of Democrats around them jumped to their feet in exultation of Obama's prevarication was a low point in this already lowly presidency.
Leftists who don't like "conservative" Supreme Court Justices are pretending to be shocked by Alito's dismay:
...the behavior of Justice Alito at last night's State of the Union address...was a serious and substantive breach of protocol that reflects very poorly on Alito and only further undermines the credibility of the Court....The Court's credibility...has — justifiably — declined substantially over the past decade, beginning with Bush v. Gore...
...Justice Alito's flamboyantly insinuating himself into a pure political event, in a highly politicized manner, will only hasten that decline.
To say that Alito's sotto voce behavior was flamboyant is utterly ridiculous.