U.S. President Donald J. Trump today nominated Neil McGill Gorsuch to fill the seat of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Feb. 13, 2016, while on retreat in Shafter, Texas.
Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch, born on Aug. 29, 1967, in Denver Colorado, currently serves as a U.S. Circuit Court Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Nominated by former President George W. Bush, Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate by voice vote on July 20, 2006. The Tenth Circuit hears appeals from the following states: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
Since his confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in 2006, Gorsuch's decisions can give us a glimpse into his legal philosophy. (NOTE: In line with an originalist/Constitutional judicial philosophy, he has stated he will examine cases and rule according to the law, not his personal opinions.)
Read why understanding a nominee’s Judicial Philosophy matters ― today and in the long-term.
The appointment of a constitutionalist justice to fill the vacancy left by Justice Scalia’s passing is critically important for two reasons:
From the moment the president officially announces his nominee, it usually takes around 2-3 months for the entire process to run its course.
There are ways concerned citizens ― like you! ― can help facilitate the confirmation process so Judge Gorsuch can “have his day in court,” so to speak, and be voted on by the entire U.S. Senate.
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