Bench Report: Political Backlash Against Judge Who Signed Mar-A-Lago Warrant Breeds Security Concerns + Another Judge Puts Conditions On Retirement

Happy Friday from Brad and Avalon here at Law.com’s Bench Report. Republicans have lobbed criticism against the judge who signed the search warrant of Trump’s residence, and this week, we got reactions from the legal community. Plus, another judge has conditioned his retirement on who his successor is. We have the details on that below. Please reach out to us at  [email protected] or [email protected] with any tips or feedback. Follow us on Twitter: @AvalonZoppo and @BradKutner.

Supporters of President Donald Trump hold a rally at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington D.C. a day before the scheduled Million MAGA March, on Friday, November 13, 2020. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Judge Who Issued Trump Warrant Faces Political Criticism, Renewing Judicial Security Concerns

Political criticism surrounding the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home is renewing concerns about judicial security and the impact these misleading statements have on faith in the judiciary, Brad and I reported this week.