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Trump’s criticism of judiciary called ‘threat to the rule of law’

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

American President Donald Trump’s tweet-shaming of the U.S. judges who lifted his contentious travel ban this month is the latest so-called “judge-bashing” by senior politicians that is alarming lawyers and judges in the western world.

Trump’s scurrilous stream of Twitter attacks on the federal judiciary in February, starting with his derision of “so-called” U.S. District Judge James Robart for his “ridiculous” ruling halting the president’s executive order barring incoming nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, has reportedly provoked fear and consternation on the federal benches. Among those...