Trump Chooses Neil Gorsuch, Ivy League Conservative, for Supreme Court

Like Scalia, Gorsuch is a proponent of adhering to the words of the Constitution.

, The National Law Journal

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In choosing Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump opted for a candidate with traditional credentials shared by most modern-day justices. A Colorado native with a degree from Harvard Law School, Gorsuch clerked for Justice Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. "In our legal order, it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives," Gorsuch said at the White House.

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  • Luke Sanders

    Gorsuch seems like a great choice. He is from Harvard as many others before him (bcgsearch.com/article/900047770/Law-Schools-That-Send-the-Most-Attorneys-to-United-States-Supreme-Court-Clerkships/), follows the tradition of Scalia, and seems to be a very thoughtful and respectful man.

  • thelaw evolves

    If it wasn‘t for judicial activism Blacks or (the African Americans) would still be drinking from Colored Only water fountains, prohibited from attending "White" Universities and learning to read in substandard "Colored Only" two room school houses.

  • haley

    I am consistently disappointed that criminal defense attorneys, who defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights every day in court, are almost never considered for SCOTUS. Why is that?

  • dr balakrishnan

    role of USSC cannot be downgraded to any circuit court is my considered view, unless it agrees with right explanations else why we need USSC is my considered thought.

  • dr balakrishnan

    Agree with him. But USSC ought to interpret unlike lower judiciary, after all law is a dynamic mechanism in favor of rule of law; so that any ‘drastic changes if contemplated by any institution say congress or president‘s office etc ought to be rightly interpreted at the Apex court level; if it simply goes by what congress or President‘s Executive order does, obviously role of USSC is not that is my considered view; after all judiciary at top level hasb to see the some credibility with people electorate what it wanted and as assured by the president.

  • Chris Marengo

    The president kept his promise. How refreshing.

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