February 4, 2017

Trump Attacks Judge Who Blocked Visa Ban

Mark Sandler - The New York Times:

In an early-morning Twitter message from his waterfront Florida resort, where he is spending the weekend, Mr. Trump wrote, “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!”

Maybe it will, and maybe it won’t. What’s indelible about the court’s decision and Mr. Trump’s response is his ignorance of federal separation of powers and the co-equal authority of the judiciary, Congress and the Executive.

This is the central problem with electing a corporate chief executive to the presidency. If they’re not first and foremost respectful of the American form of government, the new executive expects his or her word to be final. That, as most of us have understood since childhood, is not how it works.

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