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Democrats See Opening Against Gorsuch in Trump Judge Attack

  • President comments in tweets about judge who halted travel ban
  • Schumer says president’s criticism raises the bar on nominee
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QuickTake: U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

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Democrats may make President Donald Trump’s attacks on the “so-called judge” who halted his immigration restrictions a test of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s willingness to check executive power.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday’s Twitter message criticizing U.S. District Judge James L. Robart “shows a disdain for an independent judiciary that doesn’t always bend to his wishes” and would increase the scrutiny on Gorsuch.