Law professor Charles Weber warns that President Donald Trump’s tweet about the judge overseeing his travel ban is the “most destructive tweet I’ve ever seen” and “a very dangerous precedent.”
In a series of tweets late Sunday night, the president called Judge James Robart of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals “a terrible judge,” “dishonest” and a “so-called judge” who was appointed by President Barack Obama.
The president later tweeted: “I would have liked a lot more coverage for the judge in question, Judge Robart, who is in a very dangerous position with respect to the travel ban.”
But Weber said it was not just the judge but the travel-ban executive order itself that was “so dangerous.”
“It’s really the whole premise of the executive order, which is it says you have a ‘travel ban’ and that the only people who can come to the country, you know, are people who are coming in on visas, and you have to have visas,” he told Fox News Sunday.
“The idea is to basically stop the flow of people, which it’s very difficult to do,” Weber said.
“So it’s a very, very dangerous thing.
It’s an extraordinary situation, and it’s really going to be an enormous, enormous problem.
Trump said the judge’s decision was “wrong,” but he did not say whether he would seek to change it.”
The president is not going to have a very long time to reverse it.”
Trump said the judge’s decision was “wrong,” but he did not say whether he would seek to change it.
He also tweeted that the federal judge was “just a very low-life judge” with “nothing to do with the fact that we have a country.”
Trump had been defending his travel-bar executive order on the eve of a visit to California by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has called the president’s immigration policies “unconstitutional.”
In response, Weber said that the president is “in the position of making the worst mistake of his life, which I think is to be a coward, because he is the one that is going to take the lead on this.”
“This is the most dangerous tweet I have ever seen,” Weber told Fox.
“A very, really dangerous precedent.
Weber, who teaches law at George Washington University, added that the “fear is real” for those who will challenge the travel order.””
It shows that the courts will have a far more serious role than they currently do.”
Weber, who teaches law at George Washington University, added that the “fear is real” for those who will challenge the travel order.
“This will create a whole new legal class of people who will be able to sue, for example, for a very large amount of money, for the president, for himself,” he said.
“I’m not sure how many people, if any, will be willing to defend the president on that, and how many will actually have the courage to do so.”
Webbe is the president of the Legal Momentum Law Institute, a nonprofit that provides free legal advice to law schools.