– “Judge Neil Gorsuch should not accept a stolen Supreme Court seat,” Letter to the Editor, The Los Angeles Times online, Feb. 2, 2017, Dave McLane, 2/2/2017
SUPREME COURT/NEIL GORSUCH: "To the editor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the Judiciary Committee’s ranking Democrat, should ask Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch one question at his hearings: Do you believe it is ethical for a justice to receive stolen property, in this case a seat that President Obama had the constitutional right to fill? ('When the GOP stole Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat, they set the stage for a miserable battle,' editorial, Jan. 31)
As a civil rights and criminal defense attorney, I know that in criminal law, the defendant who knowingly receives stolen property is just as guilty as the defendants who stole it. Any ethical judge should decline this seat until Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice, is seated, and then Gorsuch or any other Republican should be considered for the next seat.
The Democrats should filibuster this choice and fight with every fiber of their being or they will be guilty of letting the Republicans get away with stealing a Supreme Court seat, the consequences of which we will have to live with for decades. -Dave McLane, Pasadena"