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    Source: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/his-own-words-presidents-attacks-courts

    Donald Trump has displayed a troub­ling pattern of attack­ing judges and the courts for rulings he disagrees with — a pattern that began during his pres­id­en­tial campaign (and even before), and has contin­ued into his pres­id­ency.

    This threatens our entire system of govern­ment. The courts are bulwarks of our Consti­tu­tion and laws, and they depend on the public to respect their judg­ments and on offi­cials to obey and enforce their decisions. Fear of personal attacks, public back­lash, or enforce­ment fail­ures should not color judi­cial decision-making, and public offi­cials have a respons­ib­il­ity to respect courts and judi­cial decisions. Separ­a­tion of powers is not a threat to demo­cracy; it is the essence of demo­cracy.

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    Source: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/trump-attacks-judiciary-raise-safety-concerns-judges

    When a judge who helped derail President Donald Trump’s travel ban was hit with online threats, the abuse raised safety concerns among jurists across the country, and experts are worried that the president’s own attacks on the judiciary could make judges a more inviting target.

    U.S. District Judge James Robart imposed the temporary restraining order that halted enforcement of Trump’s ban last week. The president soon sent a tweet saying the opinion of “this so-called judge” was “ridiculous and would be overturned.” He also tweeted that the judge was “a known liberal sympathizer” and had “just opened the door to terrorists!”

    Robart quickly became a target on social media. Someone on Twitter called him a “DEAD MAN WALKING” and another on Facebook suggested that he be imprisoned at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, “where other enemies of the US are held.”

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    Source: https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:eSRsejssta8J:[url

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/27/trump-attacked-supreme-court-again-here-are-4-things-know/+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us]4[/url]. But Trump’s attacks may threaten the safety of judges

    Just ask U.S. District Judge James L. Robart. After Trump referred to him as a “so-called judge” for granting a temporary restraining order against the president’s travel ban in February 2017, Robart’s personal information was posted on the Internet, and he received more than 100 death threats.

    Examples like these highlight an overlooked result of verbal attacks on the judiciary: growing evidence that violence against judges has been increasing in recent years. Although it is difficult to pinpoint why judges are more often being physically threatened, the verbal attacks may well be related.

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  • #2
    It all depends on which side is doing it, whether it is good or bad.

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    • #3
      Huh. I assumed this thread was going to be about Keith Olbermann crapping out his last few brain cells.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post
        Huh. I assumed this thread was going to be about Keith Olbermann crapping out his last few brain cells.
        An old tradition among Democrats stretching back to one of the party's founders, Andrew Jackson, who sneered, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it" in response to the 1832 decision in Worcester v. Georgia (striking down a law in Georgia that placed restrictions on white people entering and exiting Native American land).

        I'm always still in trouble again

        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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        • #5
          I'm actually not totally opposed to the idea of picking a case where a Federal District Court declares its verdict applies nationwide, and just flat out ignoring it if you're not in that district. That kind of overreach needs to be challenged directly at some point.
          Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

          Beige Federalist.

          Nationalist Christian.

          "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

          Social Justice is usually the opposite of actual justice.

          Proud member of the LGBFJB community.

          Would-be Grand Vizier of the Padishah Maxi-Super-Ultra-Hyper-Mega-MAGA King Trumpius Rex.

          Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

          Justice for Matthew Perna!

          Arrest Ray Epps and his Fed bosses!

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          • #6
            Packing the supreme court used to be bad too, but I am betting that the DemocRATS will be wanting to do that now in order to grab power back.


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