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    Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Seems like a good guy to me. He has good educational pedigree, and experience serving two Supreme Court justices.

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Been reading up on him just the now. He sounds like a good pick to replace Scalia.


    Certainly well-educated and highly experienced.

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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seems like a good guy to me. He has good educational pedigree, and experience serving two Supreme Court justices.

    Thoughts?
    But there will be serious questions of racism/sexism/ homophobia that democrats will put forth after former grade school chums recall unfortunate remarks he made during 5th grade recess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    But there will be serious questions of racism/sexism/ homophobia that democrats will put forth after former grade school chums recall unfortunate remarks he made during 5th grade recess.
    Certainly that's quite pertinent. It must be thoroughly investigated. Sharpton should be consulted. All joking aside, hopefully the Dems won't go there.
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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Certainly that's quite pertinent. It must be thoroughly investigated. Sharpton should be consulted. All joking aside, hopefully the Dems won't go there.
    You know damn well they will. I feel bad for the guy, hes in for a campaign of personal destruction like nothing we have ever seen. Liberals are in a state of complete meltdown and will not tolerate a Trump nominee of any kind. The Senate will have to revoke the filibuster to get anyone on the court.

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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You know damn well they will. I feel bad for the guy, hes in for a campaign of personal destruction like nothing we have ever seen. Liberals are in a state of complete meltdown and will not tolerate a Trump nominee of any kind. The Senate will have to revoke the filibuster to get anyone on the court.
    I don't know if either Shumer or McConnel is prepared for that...
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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You know damn well they will. I feel bad for the guy, hes in for a campaign of personal destruction like nothing we have ever seen. Liberals are in a state of complete meltdown and will not tolerate a Trump nominee of any kind. The Senate will have to revoke the filibuster to get anyone on the court.
    It would certainly seem so, but I'll wait until they do so before blaming them for that.

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    I don't know if either Shumer or McConnel is prepared for that...
    Shumer and the Democrats appear to be slow walking the cabinet. Why is a SCOTUS appointment any different?

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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Seems like a good guy to me. He has good educational pedigree, and experience serving two Supreme Court justices.

    Thoughts?
    I think if he was anything other than a Scalia replacement there would be a deep furore. As things are? I think he's a decent fit.

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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You know damn well they will. I feel bad for the guy, hes in for a campaign of personal destruction like nothing we have ever seen. Liberals are in a state of complete meltdown and will not tolerate a Trump nominee of any kind. The Senate will have to revoke the filibuster to get anyone on the court.
    Well that's ****ing rich.

    GOP obstruct a nominee for 10 months, Dems done nothing yet and you're accusing them of a campaign of personal destruction?

    From a vindictive perspective, I would be for blocking an R nominee after the whole Garland episode, but there's no way that the Dems are going to be able to block Gorsuch for however many years without a majority, especially given his credentials and the fact he was confirmed by voice vote to the circuit.

    There are better hills to die on for the Dems, methinks.

    Here's hoping that RBG has a few more years left in her.

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    Re: Judge Neil Gorsuch

    I am not sure I like this pick.

    On the one hand, he appears to be a Second Amendment individual rights advocate:

    During his tenure on the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch has demonstrated his belief that the Constitution should be applied as the framers intended. To that end, he has supported the individual right to self-defense. Specifically, he wrote in an opinion that "the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own firearms and may not be infringed lightly."
    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2017...-supreme-court

    Which is GREAT!

    On the other hand I am troubled by his Religious Liberty position:

    Gorsuch sided with Christian employers and religious organizations in the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor Supreme Court cases. In the Hobby Lobby case, Gorsuch wrote, “The ACA’s mandate requires them to violate their religious faith by forcing them to lend an impermissible degree of assistance to conduct their religion teaches to be gravely wrong.”
    Explainer: What you should know about Judge Neil Gorsuch | ERLC

    Which concerns me when it comes to issues of Pro-Choice, Gay Marriage rights, and refusal of service on "religious grounds," etc.

    Still...I suppose I can get behind him as a Constitutional Originalist:

    Judge Gorsuch is considered a proponent of originalism, a manner of interpreting the Constitution that begins with the text and attempts to give that text the meaning it had when it was adopted, and textualism, a method of statutory interpretation that relies on the plain text of a statute to determine its meaning.
    Explainer: What you should know about Judge Neil Gorsuch | ERLC

    I will follow his confirmation hearings closely.
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