Neil Gorsuch

Conservatives take a leap of faith on Gorsuch

Ryan Lovelace, Washington Examiner

Gorsuch looks poised to follow in the footsteps of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a stalwart originalist whose vacant seat Gorsuch is looking to fill. But the potential for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge to differ from Scalia on the Second Amendment and abortion has some conservatives acknowledging they are not sure where the high court nominee stands on those issues.

Of Course Court Fights Are Bitter -- Judicial arrogance is the ultimate cause.

Jay Cost, The Weekly Standard

A vacancy is that rare opportunity for the people to remind the Court that its job is to protect our liberties without interfering unduly with our right to rule ourselves. We should hope that our representatives work their hardest to get this message across. Does this "politicize" the nomination process? Sure. But politics is essential to republican government, and the Court needs politicizing, if only once in a while, to remind it who is really in charge.

Democratic Hysteria Over Gorsuch Is Predictable Posturing

Carrie Severino, Real Clear Politics

The left wants judges who act like legislators or delegates to a perpetual constitutional convention, minting new rights and powers that reflect their personal feelings and policy choices. It also wants judges who give the Executive Branch “experts” in today’s vast, over-regulating administrative state the power to make law.

Neil Gorsuch should be hailed by privacy advocates

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, American Thinker

Digital-age privacy advocates should be thrilled with President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court precisely because he is a superb originalist.  Gorsuch won't disappoint law-and-order types, either.  Unlike ideologues who focus on judicial outcomes, Gorsuch's application of originalism will satisfy the needs of law, order, and liberty.

Trump’s Supreme Court Whisperer

Kyle Petersen, Wall Street Journal

Leonard Leo helped usher George W. Bush’s two Supreme Court appointees, John Roberts and Samuel Alito, to confirmation. Now Mr. Leo is on leave from his day job, as executive vice president of the Federalist Society, to do the same for Judge Gorsuch.

The Judicial Coup Against President Trump

For all intents and purposes the President’s powers as Commander in Chief and his executive power to maintain the country’s sovereignty have been seized by 97 globalist technology companies and an unelected judge in the Western District of Washington.

Angling for a Supreme Pick -- How Trump landed Neil Gorsuch

Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard

Gorsuch best fits the Scalia model. Like Scalia, he is a great writer, though his opinions are less biting than Scalia's. He knew Scalia and went fly fishing with him in Colorado, Gorsuch's home state. That event has been memorialized in a now-famous picture of the two wading in a river. Also, three of Gorsuch's law clerks went on to clerk for Scalia. In short, his connection to Scalia gave Gorsuch a powerful assist.

Gunning for Gorsuch — liberals' new normal

Editors, Washington Examiner

The #Resist crowd pretends now that its obstruction and opposition is an extraordinary reaction to extraordinary traits particular to Trump. It would be more plausible if they hadn't just spent the past year exposing that claim as a lie. The truth is that they would now be flying their self-dramatizing #Resist flag no matter which Republican had been elected president, from Pataki to Perry to Pence.