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Monday, January 30, 2017

Trump Website Deletes the Judiciary

As soon as Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States, an expectedly thorny digital transition began. On January 20, the Trump administration swiftly removed pages about Obama’s action plans for climate change, health care, and civil rights—which makes sense, as Trump clearly has different policies on these issues. Far more curiously, however, the page that explains how the judicial branch works is now also gone. [still true as of early morning on January 20 -- JJP]

Considering that the executive branch seems to be defying a court-ordered injunction of Trump’s immigration ban in a brewing constitutional crisis, the absence feels rather sinister. The website’s judicial branch page, however, has been gone since Trump took office last Friday.