20 Mar '17, 12pm

Who Is Neil Gorsuch?

Donald Trump has announced his nominee to the Supreme Court: Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. What do we make of this nominee? Let's start with the fact that this Supreme Court seat was stolen from President Obama. Justice Scalia died in February and the Senate Republicans refused to move Obama's nominee Merrick Garland through the confirmation process. President Obama, recognizing the need for unity, selected a moderate judge whom even the Republicans acknowledged was a bipartisan choice. Trump has made no such effort at unity. That fact alone has led many, including Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon to oppose the nominee on principle. Regardless of what one thinks of this view, it does provide important context for this confirmation fight. Judge Garland should be on the Court. Judge Gorsuch has been described as Justice Scalia 2.0. That no...

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