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What happens if Trump decides to ignore a judge's ruling?

What happens if Trump decides to ignore a judge's ruling?

President Donald Trump has spent the better part of the last 24 hours bashing a Washington state judge's decision to temporarily halt his travel ban executive order.

First came a White House statement calling the ruling "outrageous" (the word was later taken out). Then came Trump's many tweets, which were scattered throughout the day Saturday and actually seemed to question the judge's authority. And then, in its appeal, the Trump administration said the lower-court judge shouldn't be "second-guessing" the president.

The administration is complying with the order. But Trump's tweets and this type of rhetoric about the judge's authority begs the question:...

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