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NEW: In a rare public rebuke of Trump by a sitting federal judge, Judge Carlton Reeves gave a speech yesterday comparing Trump's criticism of the judiciary to the KKK and segregationists buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Judge Reeves, quoting Trump's tweets and public comments: "When politicians attack courts as 'dangerous,' 'political,' and guilty of 'egregious overreach,' you can hear the Klan’s lawyers, assailing officers of the court across the South." buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Reeves blasted the lack of diversity among Trump's judicial nominees: "This Administration and a bare majority of the Senate, walking arm-and-arm, are not stumbling unaware towards a homogeneous judiciary." buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Reeves also had a message for his fellow judges, specifically calling out Gorsuch and Roberts: "It is not enough for judges, seeing race-based attacks on their brethren, to say they are merely 'disheartened,' or to simply affirm their non-partisan status." buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Judge Reeves' speech is the most direct criticism of Trump that we've seen from a sitting federal judge. It's extremely rare to see this kind of commentary from a judge — ethics rules limit what they're allowed to say about current affairs and politics buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
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