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Judge Gorsuch on Supreme Court by Easter?

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Gorsuch's hearings have been set to begin March 20. The plan is for the nomination to be submitted to the full Senate in early April where it appears likely that he will surpass the needed 60 votes to avoid a parliamentary maneuver to get him to the court. Insiders said the goal is a vote before the Easter recess which begins on April 7, two days before Palm Sunday.

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.