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Chief Justice Roberts Says Scene At State Of Union `Very Troubling'

Tuscaloosa, AL – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says the scene at this year's State of the Union address by President Obama was ``very troubling,'' and he wonders if justices should even attend in the future.

With members of the court seated before him in the House chamber, Obama chided the court in January for its decision that corporations and unions could freely spend money to run political ads for or against specific candidates.

Speaking to law students Tuesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Roberts said anyone is free to criticize the court. But he said the scene of a president dressing down the court in front of Congress was ``very troubling.''

Roberts said he wonders if justices should attend State of the Union speeches.

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