Hearing on Supreme Court Nominee Next Week

Hearing on Supreme Court Nominee Next Week”

Concern over Gorsuch was largely based over his rulings in favor of "religious freedom." such as the opinion he wrote at the US 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of Hobby Lobby denying health coverage coverage contraception for female employees. A month into Donald Trump's presidency, the Supreme Court may be our last best hope for protecting the civil rights of those who are most vulnerable in society. Congress can only ever act in fits and starts, and cannot engage in day-to-day technical judgments about, say, what kind of substances are "air pollutants" and what quantity of them is risky to human health. Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter recently co-wrote an op-ed in support of Gorsuch.

Unlike upcoming Judiciary Committee hearings, the Senate's rules require Gorsuch get at least 60 votes to be placed on the court.

"Judge Gorsuch ruled against Patricia Caplinger, from Missouri, who sued after a medical device was implanted in a non-FDA approved way", Sen.

Gorsuch is expected to be voted out of the Judiciary Committee, which has a slim GOP majority.

Charles Krauthammer believes, however, that Gorsuch is so qualified that Democrats in Trump states will be highly pressured to confirm his nomination. His nomination of Gorsuch has been widely viewed as indicating the president won't push the Supreme Court to change direction on campaign finance issues. "'The committee simply must have materials fully documenting your role in important litigation about executive power during the administration of President George W. Bush'". The seat Gorsuch was nominated to fill was a prominent issue in the 2016 presidential race as voters considered who should pick a justice to fill the ninth seat on an ideologically split bench.

The Denver Post's Mark K. Matthews reports that Sen.

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Asked about the timing and the process, Allard said Gorsuch and those three candidates were part of larger list of six or seven hopefuls.

"Records of any communications between Judge Gorsuch and private, political email addresses of White House officials may include information relevant to the Senate's consideration of Judge Gorsuch's nomination to serve on the Supreme Court", Blumenthal said. And, to the extent this might be telling, one gay male friend said Gorsuch "didn't skip a beat" when he told Gorsuch he was gay. "His views should be as frightening to others as they are to the LGBT community". In either case, as well as several other examples, LGBTQ people could be negatively impacted if Gorsuch discounted science and only applied a strict "originalist" approach when making decisions.

Gorsuch critics also point to his majority opinion for the 10th Circuit in a case known as Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

According to Gorsuch's ideology corporations can be persons when it comes to exercising rights.

His ruling, many experts said, contracted to some degree previous Supreme Court rulings that found monopolists like Microsoft could be in violation of antitrust laws by refusing to deal with rivals.

In the case of Mr. Gutierrez-Brizuela and others in his shoes, the agency was the Board of Immigration Appeals, operating under the US attorney general. Michael Bennet. The Colorado Democrat once worked for Anschutz, and both liberals and conservatives have wondered in recent days whether Bennet and Gorsuch knew each other from their time in the Anschutz orbit. I doubt that the first round will be completed on Tuesday. "It may have been when he was coming back to Colorado and working on the Qwest representation, but we didn't work together on any of that and I just don't remember the first time we met".

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