Republican-Appointed Judge Denounces Trump’s Attacks on Judge Presiding Over Hush Money Trial, Warns of Threats to Rule of Law

Washington, D.C. – A federal judge appointed by a Republican president condemned Donald Trump’s social media attacks against the judge presiding over the former president’s hush money trial in Manhattan. The judge, Reggie B. Walton, called these attacks on the rule of law “troubling” and warned that they could incite violence and threaten democracy. In a live interview with CNN, Judge Walton emphasized the importance of protecting judges and their families from threats. The judge’s public statement came after Trump criticized New York Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan and his daughter, Loren Merchan, falsely attributing … Read more

Republican-Appointed Judge Condemns Efforts to Downplay Capitol Riot as Threat to Nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-appointed judge in Washington, D.C. issued a stern warning as he sentenced a North Carolina man for his involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot, highlighting the dangerous consequences of portraying the mob of Donald Trump’s supporters as heroes and downplaying the violence that transpired on January 6, 2021. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth condemned the depiction of the riot defendants as “political prisoners” and criticized attempts to undermine the legitimacy of the justice system in punishing those who broke the law during the Capitol invasion. Lamberth, an appointee of President Ronald … Read more