Neil Gorsuch has been nominated by President Donald Trump for the High Court describing him as the most fit person in every possible way to join the high court.
Gorsuch nominations to the high court
The senate confirmations will commence on Monday, March 27, 2017. Gorsuch is fondly described as a silver-haired package of disarming warmth, down to earth modesty, wicked smart and careful deliberation by friends and colleagues. Critics agree with the nominations but they still do not feel that Gorsuch belongs to the courts. Many feel that he is too quick to support the conservative and business interests while sidelining the poor and the working Americans.
His own definition of himself
Gorsuch, at only 49 years, celebrated his tenth anniversary as an appellate judge back in Colorado. He replaced the late Justice Antonin Scalia and he has continued with the conservative powerhouse legacy. During his lectures and his articles, he describes himself as a “workaday judge”,one wearing “honest, unadorned black polyester” robes from a uniform supply store. Gorsuch’s personal legal identity has developed over the 10 years in the Circuit.
His description by his friends
Gorsuch can be described as a writerly judge who designs his opinions in a rare clarity to the extent of drawing a diagram just to ensure the point goes home. He is the kind of person who discuses law topics just for fun. He is social to the extent that he knows the security guards including their families; a positive individual who is obviously very bright.
Experiences in the past administrations
President George Bush had appointed Gorsuch in the 10th Circuit back in 2006. Later, the then senator, Ken Salazar who went ahead to serve in President Obama’s administration as Interior Secretary introduced Gorsuch for his senate confirmation describing him as very thoughtful, intelligent and appreciative of the honor of being part of the Federal bench.
Questioning by the senate
During the hearing, he avoided committing to any legal philosophy, when responding to Lindsey Graham. He vowed to to stand his ground if confirmed to the Senate and not to be directed by any policy preferences, personal politics or any other issues that may arise.