Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
President Trump has nominated Circuit Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last year. Democrats are gunning for him because the Republicans managed to derail Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice, for 10 months. It promises to be a huge fight, even though Gorsuch is well respected.
Why we needed Trump in the White House
Aside from the President’s views on everything from immigration to jobs, the most important issue was the Supreme Court and his promise to appoint a Conservative judge. He has delivered on that promise. If confirmed, the court could finally switch from deadlock and liberalism to Constitutional “originalism” – or taking into account the original intent of the document.
Neil Gorsuch, 50, has been hailed as the natural heir to Scalia’s place on the court. They have similar views, and were even friends. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the 10th Circuit Court in 2006.
His decisions have been focused on strict interpretation of the Constitution, and hold common sense in everything from regulations to commerce, to criminal law and gun control.
According to the SCOTUS blog,
Both his pre-judicial resumé and his body of work as a judge make him a natural fit for an appointment to the Supreme Court by a Republican president. He is relatively young (turning 50 this year), and his background is filled with sterling legal and academic credentials. He
Gorsuch is in favor of limited government. As an Episcopalian, he is committed to religious liberty (he would be the only Protestant on the court). Even his own liberal students and colleagues love the guy because he is fair as well as “brilliant, thoughtful and charming.” Other liberals hate his guts in their usual tolerant, sweet, loving way.
Of course the left is screaming that the Roberts court is made up of “white land owners.” Hey idiots, what color is Clarence Thomas?
Weird that most constitutional originalists seem to be white male landowners
— Erin ?Gloria? Ryan (@morninggloria) February 1, 2017
Robert Panzenbeck at American Action News noted:
“Antonin Scalia, the champion of Originalism, was born to a Sicilian immigrant and a schoolteacher in Trenton, New Jersey. Samuel Alito’s bio is not that different. Clarence Thomas was raised in abject poverty by his grandparents and a single mother. He’s also, you know, kinda not white. Conservative favorite Alex Kosinski is the son of Holocaust survivors who fled Romania seeking refuge in the United States.”
For liberals, the facts are irrelevant.