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Sotomayor Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Credit: Jason Doiy/ ALM

President Donald Trump on Monday night renewed his criticism of federal judges and justices, sending dispatches on Twitter from India that said Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse in cases involving the White House.

Many legal scholars quickly rose to defend the justices, and lambaste or question Trump, who has regularly derided the independence of the federal judiciary as an unfair check on the ability of his administration to set policy.

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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