An incredible moment during last night's State of the Union address. President Barack Obama scolded the Supreme Court—seated only a few feet in front of him—for its 5-4 decision to end limits on corporate spending in political campaigns.
Said the President: "With all due deference to separation of powers, last week the Supreme Court reversed a century of law that, I believe, will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections." As the crowd of lawmakers stood and applauded, ultra conservative Bush appointee Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. shook his head and appeared to mouth the words "not true."
CBS News calls it "almost unheard of for a President." Others, such as New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner said Alito "deserved to be criticized [and] can mouth whatever they want."
It's also worth noting that at least 4 of the sitting justices agreed with the President's rebuke in their minority dissent. Watch it AFTER THE JUMP ...