The Associated Press quoted National Judicial College President
Chad C. Schmucker and faculty member John Muffler in a recent story on
The AP article cited threats made against U.S. District Judge James
Robart after he imposed a temporary restraining order that halted
President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven
Muffler, a former U.S. marshal who has taught at the College since
2008, was quoted as saying, “I know there’s a fear among the judiciary
with what’s being said.” He added, “people on the edge can easily be
pushed over the edge once the rhetoric gets going.”
Speaking about threats to judicial security, Schmucker noted, “assaults on judges don’t occur every day, but threats do.”
The AP article is availablehere. Muffler was also recently quoted in a CNN article.
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