A great irony of the Trump era is that amid constant media caterwauling about the president’s alleged assaults on constitutional norms, he has done more than any president in memory to buttress the federal judiciary with talented and independent-minded judges committed to the rule of law. As if to add the exclamation point on a weekend dedicated to the theme of strong jurists who resist political pressures, a federal judge appointed by Donald J. Trumphas just blocked the president’s ban on TikTok downloads in the U.S. So much for authoritarianism.
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