Supreme Court Nomination 2017

Supreme Court Nomination 2017

Statement from ACS President Caroline Fredrickson

“For nearly a year we have had a consensus nominee, one respected and held in high regard for his moderate judicial philosophy on both sides of the aisle, in Chief Judge Merrick Garland. But instead of doing what’s right for the country, the Senate majority has spent the better part of a year playing politics through unprecedented obstruction. President Trump has applied a series of litmus tests to this candidate, raising concerns about whether he will be able to fairly evaluate cases. Although the Constitution established an independent and co-equal federal judiciary, Republicans have politicized the Supreme Court, doing serious damage to our democracy.”

What’s at Stake?
The American Constitution Society believes that the Constitution, infused with the core values of
genuine equality, liberty, justice and respect for the rule of law, should be a force to improve the lives
of all people. The U.S. Supreme Court is the main safeguard of our constitutional values and cannot be compromised. Read what Judge Gorsuch’s nomination puts at stake here.
Listen In
On Jan. 31, President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. On Feb. 1, 2017 ACS convened prominent legal scholars to speak about Judge Gorsuch's nomination. Listen here.
From ACSblog

Justice Gorsuch and the Failure of the Senate by Jim Brosnahan

Another Reason Republicans will Regret the Nuclear Option by Christopher Kang

Gorsuch: 2057 by Caroline Fredrickson

Enough Already with a "Deal" on Gorsuch by Christopher Kang

Our Collective Action Matters by Adam Kenworthy

The 12 Times Republicans Insisted on a 60-Vote Threshold for Obama's Judicial Nominees by Christopher Kang

Why the Democrats are in a Win-Win Situation by Filibustering by Sanford Levinson

The Gorsuch Confirmation - Day Four by Mark Kende

Testimony on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by William Marshall

Judge Gorsuch Needs a History Lesson on Access to Justice by Imre S. Szalai

The Gorsuch Confirmation - Day Three by Carolyn Shapiro

Judge Gorsuch and the Role of Public Interest Litigation in Our Democracy by Alan K. Chen

Is Judge Gorsuch an Originalist, or Is He (Like Justice Scalia) A Living Constitutionalist? by Neil Siegel

The Gorsuch Confirmation - Day Two by Adam Winkler

Judge Gorsuch and the Fundamental Right to Contraception by Hillary Schneller

If Judge Gorsuch is Really Like Justice Scalia, Then He Will be No Fan of Voting Rights by Joshua Douglas

Three Questions Senators Must Ask Judge Gorsuch by Todd A. Cox

Gorsuch: Should Law Firms Ask Female Interviewees About Pregnancy Plans? by Caroline Fredrickson

The Gorsuch Confirmation - Day One by William Yeomans

Where Does Gorsuch Land on Money in Politics Law? by Tara Malloy

Chevron Deference by  Lisa Heinzerling

The "True Loyalty," Political Connections, and Conservative Ties that Have Dueled Gorsuch's Rise by Christopher Kang

Restoring Judicial Independence by Caroline Fredrickson

A Principled Reason to Oppose the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch by Peter Shane

Judge Neil Gorsuch: HIgh-Minded "Textualist" or Big Business' Best Friend in Robes? by Simon Lazarus

Judge Gorsuch Ruled Twice Against Transgender Rights. Confirmation May Give Him a Third Chance by Yuvraj Joshi

Judge Gorsuch, Religious Liberty and Equality by Louise Melling

Ensuring Judicial Independence Requires Senate Independence by Patrick Leahy

Gorsuch and Reproductive Rights -- What We Know by Katie O'Connor

Why Trump's Attacks on the Judiciary Should Worry Us About Judge Gorsuch and Other Nominees by Adam Shah

Is Gorsuch a Positivist? by James Brosnahan

Judge Gorsuch’s Opinion in Whistleblower Case Reveals the Dishonesty of his Alleged Strict Textualism by Jason Zuckerman

So-Called Justice? Five Questions for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee by Lara Schwartz

Before the Gorsuch Hearings: Originalism and Textualism Hide Ideological Judgments Behind Claims of Objectivity by Carolyn Shapiro

The Irony of President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination: Undermining the Rule of Law, by Mark S. Kende

Seat Merrick by Dawn Johnsen

ACS In the News

The Conservative Pipeline to the Supreme Court, The New Yorker

The Most Powerful Recruiter in the World, Business Insider 

Judge Gorsuch's Writings Signal He Would Be A Conservative On Social Issues, NPR

Originalism Unlikely to Torpedo Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination, U.S. News

High court nominee Gorsuch likely Trump ally in regulation cuts, San Francisco Chronicle

No, obstruction of Neil Gorsuch is not about Merrick Garland, The Washington Post

Gorsuch’s Interpretation of Tax Code Unlikely to Favor IRS, Bloomberg BNA

Debating Neil Gorsuch as Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, plus Democrats’ strategy, KPCC

Will Trump's SCOTUS pick disappoint Trump?, Politico

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, CNN En Espanol

Reactions to President Trump's Supreme Court Choice, KTVN

Indiana lawmakers react to Trump's Supreme Court Pick, WPTA

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, Washington Examiner

Supreme Court gambit a risky venture for Dems, Boston Herald

Reactions to the Gorsuch nomination, SCOTUSblog