“Hopefully a week from Thursday, I’m able to tell you he has done such a good job in answering questions that anyone would be embarrassed to take him on”, Republican Senator and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley recently told VOA.
Judges, Gorsuch went on to say, should “apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be”.
McGarity argues that another switch could be coming, because environmental groups, many of whom would have supported greater power for the EPA in the past, might reconsider their position in the current political climate. Indeed, the nominee in the supposed hot seat has been trained for weeks to talk a lot while revealing very little, literally running out the clock allotted for each senator’s questions while executing what’s been called the (Ruth Bader) Ginsburg “pincer movement”: refusing to analyze hypothetical cases because those issues might come before the court and then declining to discuss broader doctrinal issues because judges should only deal in specifics.
“President Trump has made an outstanding choice in nominating Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court”, Chris Cox, head of the NRA’s lobbying arm, said when Gorsuch was first nominated.
Since his January 31 nomination by President Donald Trump, Gorsuch has maneuvered throughout Capitol Hill without any apparent missteps.
In 2007, with the Democrats having recently regained the majority, Schumer said, regarding potential Supreme Court nominees “we should reverse the presumption of confirmation”. We have different political beliefs.
The selection of Gorsuch was met with praise by conservatives, particularly those anxious that Mr. Trump would break his promise by appointing a more liberal judge.
More than 100 people attended the citizen’s hearing for Gorsuch organized by Indivisible Charlottesville. If Judge Gorsuch were simply pro-corporation, why that result?
Gorsuch is a “textualist”, which means he considers only the language of the law being reviewed, and not whether the consequences are desirable or appealing.
We deserve, and need, a consensus justice on our high court whose loyalty is to all of the American people and our American values, not one president nor one party. That is exactly what Judge Gorsuch has done in several thousand cases he has heard on the 10th Circuit.
This makes the Gorsuch hearings even more important, because that might be the one thing that can shift the focus of the liberal movement onto the court and create the pressure needed to keep Democrats from supporting him.
Gorsuch’s hearings will start Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which includes Sen.
There is no mistaking the fact that Neil Gorsuch is singularly qualified for appointment as Associate Justice.
Many Democrats are girding for revenge following the unprecedented refusal a year ago of Republicans to consider Barack Obama’s selection to fill the vacancy created with the death of Antonin Scalia. President Bush didn’t get the chance to nominate another Supreme Court Justice, but the Democrats appeared more than ready to block anyone if he did. It’s the way it works. Natural Resources Defense Council directs courts to defer to reasonable agency interpretations of ambiguous statutes; it is a foundational case in terms of the existing structure of American government, because it grants policymaking flexibility to the agencies that line Constitution and Independence Avenues, and reduces the relative role of courts (and the congressional statutes they are interpreting) in providing fixed stars for our core federal regulatory regimes.
The courts are where average Americans seek redress for wrongs and ensure they are treated fairly.