Judges Who Challenged Trump Are Now Receiving Mysterious Death Threats
A new report revealed on Thursday that federal judges who are in position to challenge Donald Trump have seen a spike in death threats.
According to the American Bar Association, ever since Trump has attacked the justice system over rulings he did not like, judges have been under greater threat – particularly on social media.
The conclusion came from a panel discussion about efforts to undermine the courts at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco last week.
All six judges on the panel agreed: “Attacks on the judiciary are becoming more common.”
“We are not as wed to the rule of law as we would like to think we are,” Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor said. “The consequence of that is what we are seeing now.”
Seattle federal Judge James Robart recounted being threatened in 2017 after he blocked Trump’s initial travel ban targeting immigrants from Muslim-majority countries. Trump called him a “so-called judge” and said: “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens, blame him and the court system. People pouring in. Bad!”