President Trump can’t seem to control his impulse to question his critics’ legitimacy. On Twitter he denounced the “so-called judge” who issued a temporary restraining order against his immigration policy. Then, as the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed the case, he complained that “courts seem to be so political.” He declared that even “a bad high school student” would understand why his executive order was legal. When the Ninth Circuit ruled against him, he called it “a disgraceful decision.”

Saikrishna Prakash & John Yoo, President Trump’s ‘So-Called’ Judgment, Wall Street Journal A10 (February 14, 2017).
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