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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 12:43 PM

Trump attacks on judiciary raise safety concerns for judges

SEATTLE -- When a judge who helped derail President 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 Mr. 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.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-attacks-judiciary-safety-concerns-judges/


Beware of the brownshirts.

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 12:47 PM

1. Reminds me, I hope Rachel and Lawrence have bodyguards, they tell the truth

and the truth is not popular with the deplorables.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 01:00 PM

2. Not to worry...








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Response to orangecrush (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 01:22 PM

4. OH lord..

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Response to orangecrush (Original post)

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 01:09 PM

3. We need a complete and total shutdown

of Trump "until we know what the Hell he's doing."

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Sat Feb 11, 2017, 04:08 PM

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