Seeds: Gorsuch is 49 years old, a graduate of Oxford, Columbia, and Harvard, and the youngest Supreme Court nominee in a quarter century. He apparently has an impressive knowledge of Winston Churchill quotes, so that’s kind of interesting. He also wrote a book about how he believes assisted suicide (euthanasia) is immoral and illegal.
Core: Gorsuch has clear conservative leanings in his rulings. He, like the late Justice Antonin Scalia, believes in textualism – a form of interpreting the Constitution strictly with its words. Many believe he would make similar rulings to those of Scalia – therefore researchers predict he would be likely to rule against affirmative action and expanding LGBTQ+ rights.
Skin: While there has been some resistance to Gorsuch’s nomination, given his credentials and the need for a 9th justice, it has not be significant as of yet.
Leaves: Republicans in the Senate are hoping to have Gorsuch on the bench by April.
Food For Thought: What do you think of the nominee? Do you think the Constitution is a “living document?”
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