On Tuesday, January 31st President Donald Trump announced his selection for the Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch-10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is nominated to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the court after his death last year. Democrats have promised a thorough and potentially difficult nomination process.
According to the Wall St. Journal Judge Gorsuch, 49 years old, is a Colorado native with a conservative record. He has been a vocal advocate for judicial humility, saying courts shouldn’t intrude into the policy-making functions of the legislative and executive branches. He has also been critical of overreach by the executive branch.
President George W. Bush nominated him to the Denver-based 10th Circuit in 2006. He then joined the judiciary after two years in the Bush Justice Department and a decade in private practice at a Washington firm.
Gorsuch has been a vocal defender of religious liberty, including by siding with business owners who, citing their religious beliefs, objected to an Obama administration requirement that they provide contraception coverage to their workers.Click here for reuse options!
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