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6/10/17

USA: President Trump, a court critic, may visit Supreme Court for Justice Gorsuch investiture

President Trump has called Chief Justice John Roberts an "absolute disaster." Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he's said, "her mind is shot."  Federal courts in general are "slow and political."

Trump has been so tough on the judicial branch of government that even the man he nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch, has called such attacks "disheartening."

On Thursday, all that may have to be put aside if Trump pays a visit to the Supreme Court for Gorsuch's official investiture ceremony — a meaningless but star-studded ritual in which the justices hold a special sitting of the court to welcome their newest member.

The ceremony comes on the same day as the justices' regularly scheduled weekly conference, when they discuss potential new cases. The most important one pending is the Justice Department's petition to jump-start Trump's temporary travel ban on six predominantly Muslim countries, a case the court is likely to hear this summer or fall.

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