Trump Attacks on Judiciary Raise Safety Concerns for Judges


mentalfloss
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Trump Attacks on Judiciary Raise Safety Concerns for 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 will be overturned."

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."

"I know there's a fear among the judiciary with what's being said," said John Muffler, a former U.S. marshal who teaches security at the Reno, Nevada-based National Judicial College.

He cited professional contacts and email exchanges with judges.
The president's critical comments have consequences, he added, because "people on the edge can easily be pushed over the edge once the rhetoric gets going."

Judges Fear for Their Safety After Trump's Tweets On Robart Ruling | Fortune.com
 
gerryh
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This is no surprise, and goes to the limited brain capacity of the present POTUS and his inability to think things through and recognize what the consequences are of his running off at the mouth.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

This is no surprise, and goes to the limited brain capacity of the present POTUS and his inability to think things through and recognize what the consequences are of his running off at the mouth.

That's funny. Pudney critisizing someone for running off at the mouth. Lmao. .