Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court Justice3 minute read
Who is Neil Gorsuch?
President Donald Trump announced moments ago that he has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court Justice nomination. Gorsuch is said to be very much like the great Antonin Scalia.
- He is pro-life
- He is for the second amendment
- He believes whole heartedly in the Constitution
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 1, 2017
— Gorsuch Facts (@GorsuchFacts) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch, like Scalia, is a textualist and an originalist who believes judges should follow the text and original meaning of the Constitution. He has a record of standing up for religious liberty and is likely to meet with approval from conservatives hoping for a Scalia-like pick. An academic study from November comparing top court prospects to Scalia — based on judicial philosophy and other factors — put Gorsuch second among Trump’s “List of 21” for his “Scalia-ness.” His views on criminal law (including the death penalty), interstate commerce, and religious liberty match much of Scalia’s jurisprudence.
Gorsuch, 49, is a strict opponent of judicial activism, writing in a 2016 law review article that “judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views.” Read more from Fox News…Follow us!