IMMIGRATION/NEIL GORSUCH/ SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Justice Neil Gorsuch joined liberal justices to provide the tie-breaking vote in a Supreme Court ruling Tuesday [4-17-18] that said a federal immigration law requiring deportation for certain crimes was unconstitutionally vague. The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, focused on a Filipino with permanent U.S. residency who had been convicted […]

Read More… from 4/17/2018


NEIL GORSUCH/SUPREME COURT: “Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s appointee to the Supreme Court, joined liberal colleagues Wednesday [10-4-17] in sharply questioning government arguments that criminal defendants forfeit all rights to appeal after entering a plea bargain. Since his April appointment, Justice Gorsuch’s remarks and votes nearly always have placed him on the court’s right. […]

Read More… from 10/4/2017


ETHICS/NEIL GORSUCH/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is slated to headline a September event at the Trump International Hotel. The ‘Defending Freedom Luncheon,’ hosted by the nonprofit Fund for American Studies, is an invitation-only event to celebrate ‘the constitutional framework that has protected our free society and made America exceptional,’ according to the […]

Read More… from 8/17/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Justice Neil Gorsuch has been on the bench for less than a month and conservatives are already preparing for the next Supreme Court confirmation fight. The only hitch: there’s no vacancy. But that hasn’t stopped some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, from talking openly about a next seat and even possibly […]

Read More… from 5/1/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Justice Neil Gorsuch has yet to hear his first case, but the partisan conflict over President Donald Trump’s nominee on the Supreme Court already has left a legacy on the federal judiciary, further blurring the line between law and politics. More than any appointment in recent memory, Justice Gorsuch’s was tied […]

Read More… from 04/10/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “The Senate handed President Donald Trump his biggest victory so far, confirming Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch after Republicans muscled past Democratic opposition with a unilateral rule change that may wind up poisoning the debate over the president’s agenda in Congress. With Vice President Mike Pence in the presiding officer’s chair, […]

Read More… from 04/07/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “More than a year of tension over an empty Supreme Court seat comes to a dramatic climax Thursday [4-6-17], when both parties in the Senate are poised to take action leading to an outcome neither party wants. It’s a head-scratching situation loaded with nuance, procedural twists and Senate history — not […]

Read More… from 04/06/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH; “It’s probably naive to think that there could be a nuanced conversation about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s citation of sources in his 2006 book, ‘The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.’ But that’s precisely what we need. There’s no doubt that in at least one extended passage, Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee […]

Read More… from 04/05/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley has ended his marathon speech on the Senate floor against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. The Oregon lawmaker yielded the floor at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday [4-5-17] — 15 hours after he began highlighting his party’s opposition to Gorsuch. During his attention-grabbing talk-a-thon, Merkley stood next […]

Read More… from 04/05/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Senate Republicans took their first procedural step Tuesday [4-4-17] toward implementing the ‘nuclear option’ to get Judge Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court over Democratic opposition when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to end debate on his nomination. A vote on that ‘cloture’ motion will take place Thursday. Democrats can […]

Read More… from 04/05/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “The Supreme Court agreed to consider whether corporations can be sued by foreign individuals in U.S. courts for alleged violations of international law, including giving aid to terrorists. The high court on Monday said it would review an appeal by citizens of Israel and other nations who filed U.S. lawsuits against […]

Read More… from 04/03/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Four Senate Democrats announced Monday [4-3-17] they plan to oppose Neil Gorsuch, bringing the Democratic caucus to the 41 votes needed to sustain a filibuster against the Supreme Court nominee. The announcement sets Republicans up to change Senate rules — referred to as the ‘nuclear option’ — to lowering the threshold […]

Read More… from 04/03/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Two Democratic senators from solidly Republican states announced their support on Thursday [3-30-17] for President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, giving the nominee a measure of bipartisan sheen but doing little to dissuade leading Democrats from planning to block him. The lawmakers — Senator Joe Manchin III of […]

Read More… from 03/30/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Delaware Sen. Chris Coons said he doubts Neil Gorsuch will get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and that he is bracing for Republicans to go for the so-called nuclear option to push the Trump administration’s pick through without any support from Democrats. […]

Read More… from 3/27/2017


POLITICS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “The top U.S. Senate Democrat on Thursday [3-23-17] pledged to pursue a procedural hurdle to try to block the confirmation of Republican President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, a move that could provoke a nasty partisan fight and change the way the Senate does business. Republicans hold a 52-48 […]

Read More… from 3/23/2017


LEGAL/TORTURE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has suggested that President Trump ‘may get impeached’ if he tries to reauthorize waterboarding, reports the Washington Post. During a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Graham asked Gorsuch in reference to Trump, “You have said several times he is not above the law as […]

Read More… from 3/21/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Gorsuch spent a bulk of the time trying to prove his judicial independence and said the Trump administration never asked him to make promises to rule certain ways on certain decisions. Asked specifically if he was asked to overrule Roe v. Wade, Gorsuch said no. He was further pressed on what […]

Read More… from 3/21/2017


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 […]

Read More… from 3/21/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “Corporate tool. Enemy of disabled people. Deferential to the privileged, including the man who chose him. One week before Judge Neil M. Gorsuch is to sit for his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Democrats have zeroed in on their most prominent planned line of attack: Judge Gorsuch’s rulings have favored the powerful […]

Read More… from 3/13/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “The Senate hearing on Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court will begin on March 20, the Judiciary Committee said on Thursday, setting the stage for one of the most contested judicial confirmations in a generation… Despite the judge’s strong legal credentials, some Democrats are likely to oppose him, […]

Read More… from 2/16/2017


NEIL GORSUCH/SUPREME COURT: “Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?”  – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 9, 2017 06:57am […]

Read More… from 2/9/2017


SEAN SPICER/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE/NEIL GORSUCH: “White House officials insisted on Thursday that Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, was not referring to Mr. Trump’s recent denigration of judges when he said privately that he was disheartened by attacks on the courts. Mr. Trump said on Twitter that the nominee’s remarks had been […]

Read More… from 2/9/2017


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/NEIL GORSUCH: “When President Donald Trump introduced his Supreme Court pick on live television last week, he said Neil Gorsuch had ‘demonstrated a commitment to helping the less fortunate’ by working in the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project and the Harvard Defenders. His affiliation with these volunteer programs—which offer law school students […]

Read More… from 2/5/2017


NEIL GORSUCH/SUPREME COURT: “E[leven] years ago, Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s choice to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, sailed through the Senate by a voice vote when George W. Bush appointed him to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. This time, with the ideological tilt of America’s highest court hanging in the balance and […]

Read More… from 2/4/2017