The court is not a political forum

...ad hominem attacks are not a substitute for effective advocacy. Such personal attacks treat the court as though it were merely a political forum in which bargaining, compromise, and even intimidation are acceptable principles. The courts of law must be more than that, or we are not governed by law at all.     ~from Judge Bybee's dissent in the Ninth Circuit's decision to deny en banc review of Trump's first travel ban