A week after telling federal officials to stop "stalking undocumented immigrants" in the state's courthouses, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye says she's none too happy about President Trump's disparaging comments about judges either.
"I think it is very threatening to the third branch of government," Cantil-Sakauye said in an interview for KQED Newsroom.
"It's an indication of not treating the three branches as co-equal," she added. "And it’s troubling to all of us to hear that, because it's an attack on the public confidence and trust and in the judicial branch’s rulings."
Her letter last week to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was received less than enthusiastically. Sessions' office said simply they're reviewing the matter, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) blamed state and local sanctuary city laws that limit their options for apprehending wanted individuals.