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Law prof picks Roberts over Obama on privacy

Scott Lauck
The Daily Record (Kansas City)

When it comes to his ex-students, Laurence Tribe currently has a little more faith in John Roberts than in Barack Obama.

Tribe, a Harvard Law School professor and prominent constitutional legal scholar whose former students include the U.S. Supreme Court’s chief justice and the president of the United States, spoke Tuesday to about 1,000 high school and college students at Johnson County Community College in suburban Kansas City. Though a self-described liberal, Tribe praised the conservative-leaning Roberts Court for several important rulings that protect individuals’ privacy, including a recent decision that helps protect users’ smartphones from searches.

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