Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Gorsuch proves to be powerful conservative force on high court
From The Hill by P. Berman
Neil Gorsuch became a Supreme Court justice under a constitutional cloud. Elected by a deeply divisive president who had lost the popular vote by a wide margin, his seat was only vacant because Senate Republicans had refused for over a year even to hold hearings on President Obama’s moderate nominee, Merrick Garland. Given those unprecedented circumstances, Gorsuch arguably has an institutional responsibility to be a restrained justice, seeking consensus positions and adhering to mainstream jurisprudential traditions.
But three months into what is likely to be many decades on the court, there is little sign of such restraint.
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