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Discussion in 'Politics & Government' started by Joe Riley, Jan 31, 2017.
We watched that on the television tonight, and listened to President Trump's introduction, and Mr. Gorsuch's acceptance speech. It seems like he will be a great choice !
President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court will be Neil Gorsuch, a well-respected conservative whose legal philosophy is remarkably similar to that of Antonin Scalia, the justice he will replace if the Senate confirms him. He is, like Scalia, a textualist and an originalist: someone who interprets legal provisions as their words were originally understood.Gorsuch is a Colorado native and the son of a Republican politician, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, who was a state legislator and then director of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Reagan.
Only real opposition I heard so far was from Pelosi. Also read that the democrats might not oppose him because they're saving the big fight for the next replacement when one of the older (they're all old) judges retires or dies. That's when the balance will tip...
The Democrats will look for anything to stall or discredit him that is what they do. They will probably say he doesn’t comb his hair right because they are so stuck on fighting Trump. They have slowed the process of putting in the people who he wanted. They are just some sore losers that cannot get over it.
At some point M. McConnell will have to present the nuclear option to the senate in order to get Trump's recommendation for Supreme Court Justice confirmed as well as his other recommendations for his cabinet.
So far as his cabinet goes, Trump can practically assign interim appointments until his recommendations are confirmed but the Supreme Court is a different kind of game all togeather. The Supreme Court pick is a lifetime appointment with the Constitution as the overseeing ingredient whereas his cabinet members are temporary at best and are at the behest of the president.
Neil Gorsuch is 49 years old. He was a law clerk for Justice kennedy.
From today's paper:
President "Trump's first nomination to the Supreme Court was seen as partly about getting the chance to make a second. In tapping Judge Gorsuch for the open seat, Mr Trump chose a candidate who is viewed as having the potential to reassure Justice Kennedy, the swing vote who holds the balance of power on the court, that it would be safe to retire"
On Tillerson hearing, 2 democrats didn't show up, trying to hold off the confirmation for Tillerson, but they pushed through the confirmation anyway. There was something about at least one democrat being present. Don't know about all that, but you can bet they will try and block Gorsuch. Someone of course said, he is pro-life, but his record also shows he follows the constitution and the law. Of course they don't want to look at his overwhelming, exemplary record.
Here is a flashback to a time, not so long ago, when the Democrats thought they'd be in charge.
From: Huffington Post, October 28, 2016