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'An authoritarian wouldn’t follow the normal process in a constitutional democracy for disputing a judicial decision he dislikes — which is to appeal it to a higher court. An authoritarian would instead assail judges who rule against him, as Trump has done repeatedly. He’d also threaten to hobble the offending courts, as Trump did last week in urging that the 9th Circuit (where many of these decisions have originated) be broken up. Likewise, an authoritarian has no patience for normal legislative rules — designed, as they are in a democracy, to create opportunities for deliberation.Which is why Trump told Mitch McConnell to use the “nuclear option” against the time-honored Senate filibuster, in order to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.'