SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “…Gorsuch appeared to distance himself from the President’s previous comments calling for the reinstatement of torture.
Asked by Leahy whether he thinks the President has the right to authorize torture if it violates law, Gorsuch ticked off a list of precedents that ban torture.
‘We have a convention against torture and implementing legislation which bans torture,’ he said. ‘We have the Detainee Treatment Act, which we talked about earlier, which bans cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. We also have an 8th amendment.’
Leahy asked Gorsuch the same question once again.
‘Senator, no man is above the law,’ Gorsuch responded.”
-Ashley Killough and Ariane de Vogue, “Gorsuch grilled on Trump: ‘No man is above the law’,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 21, 2017