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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:06 AM

This is interesting

Trump ‘violates all recognized democratic norms,’ federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence


Video by The Washington Post

In an unusually critical speech that lamented the public’s flagging confidence in the independence of the judicial branch, a federal judge slammed President Trump for “feeding right into this destructive narrative” with repeated attacks and personal insults toward judges he dislikes.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman of the District of Columbia said Trump’s rhetoric “violates all recognized democratic norms” during a speech at the annual Judge Thomas A. Flannery Lecture in Washington on Wednesday.

“We are in unchartered territory,” said Friedman, 75, an appointee of President Bill Clinton. “We are witnessing a chief executive who criticizes virtually every judicial decision that doesn’t go his way and denigrates judges who rule against him, sometimes in very personal terms. He seems to view the courts and the justice system as obstacles to be attacked and undermined, not as a coequal branch to be respected even when he disagrees with its decisions.”

The White House did not immediately return a request for comment early Friday on Friedman’s speech


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-violates-all-recognized-democratic-norms-federal-judge-says-in-biting-speech-on-judicial-independence/ar-BBWsJBx?li=BBnb7Kz

New here so I didn't know if this would go into the Latest Threads or General Discussion, so I chose the safe bet and posted it here.

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dware Nov 8 OP
lunasun Nov 8 #1
fleur-de-lisa Nov 8 #2
tblue37 Nov 8 #3
aggiesal Nov 8 #6
babylonsister Nov 8 #4
JudyM Nov 8 #5
gratuitous Nov 8 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 8 #8
dware Nov 8 #9
Skittles Nov 8 #10

Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:13 AM

1. kick

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:17 AM

2. K&R

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Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:19 AM

3. This is the proper forum for this article. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:47 AM

6. Actually since the article is posted just 3 hours agot ...

it could have gone into the Latest Breaking News section as well.

Enjoyed the article.

WELCOME DWARE TO DU

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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:22 AM

4. Thanks for this, this is the right

place, and welcome to DU!

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Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:37 AM

5. What babylonsister said.

LBN is used only for OPs that are the most important news of the day. This lets busy DUers stay informed with a quick look.

You can click on the “about this forum” tab to see what can be posted in any particular forum. Here’s LBN’s SOP:

Post the latest news from reputable mainstream news websites and blogs. Important news of national interest only. No analysis or opinion pieces. No duplicates. News stories must have been published within the last 12 hours. Use the published title of the story as the title of the discussion thread.


Welcome to DU, dware!

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Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 12:11 PM

7. Well, they're just "norms" and not, you know, rules or laws

This is what endears Trump to his fans, his willingness to inflict grievous hurt our country and society, and destroy the credibility and integrity of the forms of government that have painstakingly evolved over the decades. It's really no way to govern, but a significant segment of our citizenry doesn't know any better, and they think Trump is draining the swamp or stickin' it to the libs or something. Trump's whole administration is dedicated to hurting people who need to be hurt in the eyes of his supporters.

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Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:06 PM

8. K&R

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Response to dware (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:57 PM

9. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.

I won't be posting a lot because of the nature of my job but, so far, it's been a pleasurable experience.

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Response to dware (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:24 PM

10. you're welcome dware!

glad to have you aboard

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