Neil Gorsuch will be our next SCOTUS Justice


National Review:

Neil Gorsuch: A Worthy Heir to Scalia

President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court will be Neil Gorsuch, a well-respected conservative whose legal philosophy is remarkably similar to that of Antonin Scalia, the justice he will replace if the Senate confirms him. He is, like Scalia, a textualist and an originalist: someone who interprets legal provisions as their words were originally understood.

Gorsuch is a Colorado native and the son of a Republican politician, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, who was a state legislator and then director of the Environmental Protection Agency for President Reagan. He attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for D.C. Circuit Court judge David Sentelle. He then clerked for Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy in 1993–94. The next year he studied for a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University under the legal philosopher John Finnis.

After spending ten years at a law firm in Washington, D.C., Gorsuch went to work for the Justice Department in 2005–06. President George W. Bush nominated him to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico. His confirmation was quick and uncontroversial.

As important as this pick is, it won’t really change anything. All this does is restore the status quo ante the death of Scalia. Depending on which SC justice dies or retires next the balance of power in SCOTUS could tip decisively to the right.


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140 Responses to Neil Gorsuch will be our next SCOTUS Justice

  1. At age 49 there is a good chance that Gorsuch will still be on SCOTUS when they dump my body in a ditch.

  2. Somebody says:

    Rumor is Kennedy may retire. If he does, he’s a swing vote replacing him with a strong conservative would change the court. However this pick restores the status quo prior to Scalia’s death.

    I’m very pleased with this pick, he is definitely a worthy heir to Scalia. Justice Scalia is no doubt smiling in heaven

    • The ideal SCOTUS would be 3 liberals, 3 conservatives, and 3 moderates. Right now it’s 4-4-1

    • AFVet says:

      Ginsberg can’t go on much longer.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Thought of Ms Ginrsbeg too, wasn’t she going resign if Trump was elected ?

      • Dora says:

        I’ve been saying that for years. 🙂

      • Venus says:

        O’Reilly said tonight Ginsberg is falling asleep during deliberations. That makes him conclude she will retire soon.
        What he doesn’t understand is you don’t have to be awake during deliberations when you already know how you’re going to vote regardless of the law and/or facts.

        • lateblum says:

          She also falls asleep at inaugurations, SOTU’s, and probably lunch and dinner.
          Frankly, she deserves to retire. I hope she does.

        • Constance says:

          Well the thing is people who are senile aren’t sharp enough to know they are senile. Brains areas deteriorate at different rates and so people can be functional in some ways and disabled in other areas. She had pancreatic cancer quite awhile ago, I can’t figure out why she didn’t retire as soon as Obama was reelected. But senile people often do well doing the same old routine and her routine is going to work. She probably has a bunch of junior lawyers who are invested in her continuing to work propping her up.

    • mcnorman says:

      Yeah, I read that too. If Kennedy wants out, Gorsuch is in and another conservative takes his place. RBG can’t do 8 more years.

  3. AFVet says:

  4. From the comments at Beejays:

    I am fucking furious. More than just about anything else. We were so fucking close to cementing our progress for a generation.

  5. Venus says:

    OT but funny as hell:

  6. Venus says:

    • mcnorman says:

      His mom resigned from the administration and it wasn’t pleasant.

      Gorsuch comes from a well-known Colorado Republican family. His mother, the late Anne Gorsuch Burford, was Environmental Protection Agency director for the Reagan administration for 22 months. She slashed the agency’s budget and resigned under fire in 1983 during a scandal over mismanagement of a $1.6 billion program to clean up hazardous waste dumps.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    What a night, am I tired of winning yet ?

  8. CiscoKid says:

    Well, that didn’t take long, expect more.
    DNC “Judge Gorsuch spent his career representing big corporate clients against the interests of ordinary Americans”
    ABC News Politics

  9. Dora says:

  10. SHV says:

    Trump is addind diversity….first Justice in how long(?) not RC or Jewish.

  11. AFVet says:

    • kanaughty says:

      Elections have consequences, oh yeah a democrat said that. Democrats didn’t understand it meant towards them too. F them. They lost they don’t get to pick scotus for 4-8 years.

  12. Venus says:

    A taste of the smears to come:

    • 1539days says:

      What is this popular vote that he speaks of? The US doesn’t have that. Ask Bill Clinton, the guy who won in 1992 with 43% of the vote.

  13. Venus says:

    • elliesmom says:

      I don’t know about that. He’s obviously never faced a room full of 13 year-olds. There are some days when one more armpit fart should get the death penalty.

      • Venus says:

        True! I taught British Lit to Juniors at an all boy’s high school before going to law school. Trying to get 16 year old boys to read Beowulf, Wordsworth, Shakespeare tested the limits of my patience. I would have loved to call the cops on a few of them. 🙂

  14. AFVet says:

  15. I watched the announcement on FB Live. It was a blast.

    On a more serious note, here’s a thread on The_Donald just chock full of women who voted for Trump talking about their experiences at the hands of the Moral Majority.

  16. Garland went to law school with Obama.

  17. Venus says:

  18. taw46 says:

    Well, at least this took Sally out of the news. On to the next outrage protest!

  19. Venus says:

    Well what do you know, a 7 year old transgender girl returns to being a boy (his biological sex) when removed from his mother’s care.

  20. taw46 says:

    Oh, please. Jose Antonio Vargas on Tucker’s show. “We are here because you were there.” So since we were bad to many people, they can come here anytime they want. Wish someone would deport him.

  21. AFVet says:

  22. Wish someone would deport him.

  23. Dora says:

    Now they are protesting Shumer?

    • lateblum says:

      Nothing is enough for this rabble. I suppose until they get Trump’s head on a platter – and maybe his wife and kids, too, they won’t be satisfied.

    • mcnorman says:

      From Big Pink Chuckie’s owners

      Contributor Total Indivs PACs
      Goldman Sachs $576,490 $536,490 $40,000
      Citigroup Inc $513,966 $480,150 $33,816
      Paul, Weiss et al $447,700 $447,700 $0
      JPMorgan Chase & Co $383,550 $307,050 $76,500
      Credit Suisse Group $361,594 $312,925 $48,669
      Morgan Stanley $332,492 $303,100 $29,392
      Ernst & Young $288,350 $251,850 $36,500
      UBS AG $288,150 $240,650 $47,500
      Deloitte LLP $258,050 $222,551 $35,499
      Bear Stearns $243,600 $221,600 $22,000
      Sullivan & Cromwell $239,100 $239,100 $0
      Lazard Ltd $236,700 $236,700 $0
      Schulte, Roth & Zabel $234,825 $234,825 $0
      Lehman Brothers $226,450 $200,950 $25,500
      Merrill Lynch $226,400 $203,900 $22,500
      New York Life Insurance $226,100 $188,600 $37,500
      Blackstone Group $225,650 $197,150 $28,500
      MetLife Inc $217,649 $163,650 $53,999
      Time Warner $213,013 $175,513 $37,500
      Neuberger Berman LLC $195,900 $195,900 $0

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      And look as those sweet NO! tags. I bet those ladies just ran them up for everyone using left over arts and craft materials and ACME sticky glue.

    • kanaughty says:

      Professionaly printed duplicated signs is the first pic/video thumb you see when you open the article = soros.

  24. DeniseVB says:

  25. votermom says:

    ha! suddenly they believe in separation of powers:

  26. DeniseVB says:

  27. Dora says:


  28. DeniseVB says:

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  30. DeniseVB says:

    Sean’s on a head hunt roll against NeverTrumpers 😀

  31. DeniseVB says:

    Thanks Joe !

  32. Dora says:

    A debate between the runners up. Could be entertaining.


  33. DeniseVB says:

    This is handy….

  34. Dora says:

    What’s a democrat to do? I could tell them to sit down and shut up, but they’d never listen to my advice.


    The anti-Trump resistance will fail if we don’t ditch establishment Democrats

    We can’t succeed if we are tied to generations of unpopular Democratic party leaders

    • Somebody says:

      They are eating their own, LMAO!

    • Lulu says:

      “Democratic Socialists of America”. The Bernie-bots still think he would have won. LOL. The Dems are edging towards a complete split. Elite Vile Progs vs Dem Socialists. With a side of anarco-fasicists thrown in. And each side hates the other only marginally less than they hate the Trumpsters. It is the free shit Dems vs the crooked shit Dems. How droll. And they are in physic pain.

      • kanaughty says:

        Yep, there are no bill clinton blue dog common sense for the middle class not insane dems left, which is what i would have considered myself as a dem. So yeah i knew this was becoming extinct in 2008 so that’s why i am an indy and will never go back to these crazy bubble dems. They are crazy and turning sane people off.

  35. Venus says:

  36. votermom says:

    Newbie and a Freebie!

  37. votermom says:

    So I saw the Busch commercial then I googled images of Adolphus Busch.
    Mainly because the dark lighting made the actor look either italian or middle eastern

    here is the actor

    Here is Adolphus Bush as a young man

    What do you guys think of the casting? Mean to look like Adolphus Busch or meant to look like hottie from Syria?

    • Somebody says:

      I don’t know about that VM, if you blow up the picture of the actor he appears to have blue eyes and he looks white. He does have dark hair, but so did Busch.

      I’m sure this commercial is meant to draw attention to the “anti-immigrant” sentiment that so many of us supposedly have and make you rethink your views or whatever. The vast majority in this country support legal immigration and Busch was in fact a legal immigrant. The claim that Trump supporters or Trump himself is anti-immigrant is stupid, hell the 1st lady is an immigrant.

      • Somebody says:

        As an aside, I think this commercial personifies the American dream and also points out how difficult it is now for any natural born citizen or immigrant to attain that dream. If Busch were to immigrate in this day and age, he might have given up on his dream because of the mountains of paperwork and regulations. In this day and age how long would it have taken him to build a plant and get his product on the market?

        • elliesmom says:

          But it’s not just immigrants who have a harder time. Everyone does. I think the commercial is a risk. It might touch heartstrings the way their Superbowl commercials usually do, or coming on top of Meryl Streep’s comments about without Hollywood, the Deplorables will only have football and Nascar, and Hollywood’s hissy fit over vetting immigrants, it might backfire. Who drinks Bud?

          • lyn says:

            Not me.
            “InBev is headquartered in Belgium and publicly traded on the on the Euronext stock exchange. With more than 155,000 employees around the world, the company serves as one of the top five consumer product organizations and has more than 200 beer brands in its portfolio. InBev sells its offerings in markets around the world. The company owns six of the ten most valuable brands in the world, which includes Bud Light, Budweiser, Corona, Skol, Stella Artois and Brahma.”

          • Somebody says:

            Agree it’s harder for everyone as I said above. I’m just saying there could be a different kind of message in there that I don’t think they intended which is America is the land of opportunity no matter where you came from or who you are. Deeper thought we’re losing that thanks to a host of things. It’s still the best place to realize your dreams, but could we do better at allowing entrepreneurs to flourish.

            Maybe I’m just thinking too deeply. I really don’t think we could build the railroads today or a lot of other industries if they weren’t already here. SJW would be out in force protesting.

      • Anthony says:

        If Budweiser is trying to bring attention to the REAL anti-immigrant/refugee sentiment, then they should have him chopping off a few heads and burning people alive in cages before he boards the boat.

        That (intended target audience) aside, its a very well made ad

        The tinyrul link only brought me to a jpeg, but I found it on YouTube

  38. Dora says:

    What a bully!

  39. DandyTIger says:

    7 out of 8 needed Dems already have said they won’t vote for filibuster. Just 1 more needed.

  40. Anthony says:

    Soros simplified:

  41. Ann says:

    Forget the Supreme Court. Forget cabinet posts. THIS is a national emergency:


  42. taw46 says:

    Senate committee approved Price, Mnuchin without Dems, as they still refused to show up. Hatch took charge, changed the rules.

  43. Dora says:

    Chuck Todd: Media ‘Underplayed’ How Hated Hillary Clinton Was in the Heartland

    This should be a shocking story and it’s a sad commentary on the state of American media that it isn’t. In a recent episode of NBC’s Meet the Press podcast “1947” Chuck Todd made a stunning admission to his guest, Ari Fleischer (and the rest of us). Todd told Fleischer that the media “underplayed” just how “hated” Hillary Clinton was in America’s Heartland.

  44. DeniseVB says:

    What? What? Bernie’s an authority on health care now? This could be fun, hopefully a blood bath (Go Ted !)

  45. Dora says:

    This would be a shame. I was wondering where Melania was during all the protests. It turns out she stayed inside Trump Tower with Barron. .I really don’t blame her for not wanting to leave. The libs on the street are going a little nuts.


    First Lady Melania Trump May Stay in NYC Permanently and Never Move Into the White House

    • votermom says:

      I hope they find a nice school for Barron in DC and move to the WH

    • DeniseVB says:

      US Magazine = a family insider reveals ? LOL.

      Whatever their plan, I’m not fussed. Both Melania and Donald are very independent people, they don’t need to be attached at the hip. I’m blaming DeBlasio for creating that mess at Trump Tower and not enforcing Free Speech zones which would limit the impact those crowds of thugs create.

      I think it would be cool to home school my kid in the White House, then not have to worry about school schedules and take him on field trips all over the world ! Of course, I’d have to hire some one for the actual “studies” part 🙂

  46. Dora says:

    Good for Orrin Hatch. Showing some balls for a change!

  47. foxyladi14 says:

    Breaking News!!!

    Senate just approved Sessions. For AG.
    Will go to full Senate vote next. 😀

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