Cassell interviewed on PBS Newshour about Trump’s attacks on judicial legitimacy

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed on PBS Newshour about whether or not Trump’s attacks on the judiciary have gone too far. Cassell states,

Well, I think he’s been very critical of the courts, but then again, the court has been striking down or at least staying one of the signature pieces of his campaign, the immigration reform.

And we have a long tradition of three co-equal branches of government, co-equal branches of government that have often felt free to criticize what the others are doing. You can go all the way back the Abraham Lincoln, who very famously even refused to follow some of the edicts from the U.S. Supreme Court.

So I see the dialogue as in some ways being healthy, although I would hope that the discourse could be elevated at least above some of the things that have recently been said.

See the full interview here »