Judicial branch explainer missing from WH website
Social media erupted Sunday night when users noticed that an index titled “Our Government” did not include an entry for the judicial branch.
One user pointed out that an archived version of the page from Jan. 19 included “The Judicial Branch” alongside the Executive and Legislative branches.
It appears the subpage was deleted on the day after President Trump’s inauguration.
But it gained fresh focus Sunday, after a federal judge in New York issued an emergency stay Saturday temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after President Trump issued an order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
judicial branch missing from https://t.co/5JUMSLxOrP pic.twitter.com/aKWeLz248b
— Paul Soulellis (@soulellis) January 30, 2017
OMG It’s true. Screenshots from the Jan 19 site on Internet Archive (wayback machine) and today. Judicial missing. pic.twitter.com/PQEDgzGqkR
— Renee (@paix120) January 30, 2017
Amazing. Thanks to @internetarchive, you can see https://t.co/8ub33RD7ZJ‘s link to Judicial Branch erased on Jan 21. Day after inauguration. pic.twitter.com/9xCRDZLPsE
— Kevin Collier (@kevincollier) January 30, 2017
Several other pages appeared to be missing following the change in administrations, though the Boston Globe noted last week that the content was relocated as part of standard procedure. It was unclear Sunday night whether the judicial branch page was similarly relocated.
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