White House Will Frequent The Courtroom

By on February 7, 2017
beautiful close up White House, Washington DC USA.

February 7, 2017

If the first two weeks of President Trump’s Administration are any indication, it is likely that the White House will be in court frequently, the New York Times writes. The largest broad-scale challenge is over Trump’s immigration ban, which was blocked by a district court. In response to that decision, Trump took to Twitter to call the judge behind the ruling a “so-called judge,” and to say that the ruling puts the country in danger. “If something happens blame him and the court system,” Trump tweeted. Democrats and Republicans alike bristled at the personal name-calling of a federal judge. The legal brouhaha is likely to come up during the confirmation process for Judge Neil Gorsuch, the President’s pick for the Supreme Court. Modern presidents have often grappled with the court system, but “Trump’s serial attacks on judges and the judiciary takes us into new territory,” Jack Goldsmith, head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel under former President George W. Bush, told the Times.

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The New York Times

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