Tag Archives: Neil Gorsuch

How Trump Engineered Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

The New York Times reports that Trump greased the wheels of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement by stocking the lower courts with judges that had once clerked for him. Even the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court may have been part of that plan as Gorsuch himself is a former clerk for Kennedy. And then there’s this: One person ...

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SCOTUS Rules 5-4 That Employers Can Block Workplace Class Action Suits, Opinion Written By Neil Gorsuch

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to the rights of workers on Monday by allowing companies to require them to sign away their ability to bring class-action claims against management, agreements already in place for about 25 million employees. The justices, in a 5-4 ruling with the court’s conservatives in the majority, endorsed the legality of the ...

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REPORT: Trump Complains That Gorsuch Is Too Liberal After He Casts Deciding Vote In Immigration Case

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump used to hail his appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch as one of his presidency’s big accomplishments. Now, apparently, Trump is having a bit of buyer’s remorse, according to a Washington Post report. Administration officials told the newspaper that Trump has recently complained that Gorsuch has been too liberal lately. This comes ...

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REPORT: Trump Nearly Revoked Supreme Court Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch Over “Disloyal” Comments

The Washington Post reports: For nearly eight months, President Trump has boasted that appointing Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court ranks high among his signature achievements. But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings ...

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DARK MONEY: Mystery Donor Gave $28.6 Million To Right Wing Group Behind Push To Seat Neil Gorsuch

Watchdog group MapLight reports: A dark money organization that has spent millions to finance conservative causes was the source of the $17 million spent to keep Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in Republican hands, tax documents reviewed by MapLight reveal. The Wellspring Committee, a Virginia-based nonprofit, donated more than $23 million last year to the Judicial Crisis Network, which ...

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Gorsuch To Address Right Wingers At Trump Hotel

Law Newz reports: Appearance of impropriety? Perish the thought. President Donald Trump‘s first appointed Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, plans to address a group of conservatives late next month at the president’s own personally-branded hotel in Washington, D.C. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is a non-profit dedicated to advancing conservative interests through various academic and fellowship programs and is ...

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How The Supreme Court Could Overturn Obergefell

Mark Joseph Stern writes at Slate: What happens if Kennedy is replaced by a Gorsuch-style conservative? At that point, Roberts would be free to rewrite Windsor and Obergefell however he wants. Roberts could remain faithful to the original text of both decisions. He could also reverse them. But the likeliest possibility is that Roberts first cuts them down to a ...

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Brian Brown: This Week’s Anti-Gay Opinions By Gorsuch Show Obergefell’s End Is Coming So Send Money Now

Just in from hate group leader Brian Brown: Decisions of the US Supreme Court announced this week establish without question what an amazing contribution that newly confirmed justice Neil Gorsuch will make to the Court, potentially for decades to come. NOM went all in to fight for Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation, and our confidence in him was validated this week. Justice ...

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Trump On Neil Gorsuch: “Every 5-To-4 Decision Is Because Of Me And That Could Go On For 40 Years”

The Washington Examiner today published a lengthy interview with Trump. An excerpt: He promises, as he did during the campaign, to get rid “of tremendous regulations,” to help American companies compete more easily in the world market and to put more of America’s citizens back to work. That leads, naturally, to an assessment of his own work in his first ...

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WEDNESDAY: SCOTUS To Hear Church/State Separation Case With Justice Neil Gorsuch Now On The Bench

The Associated Press reports: It took less than 15 minutes for newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to ask his first questions from the bench. Gorsuch and his colleagues were hearing arguments Monday for the first time since President Donald Trump’s pick was sworn in April 10. The case before the justices involved a procedural issue in a federal ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Neil Gorsuch Swearing In Ceremony

Starting now. ABC News reports: Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to the fill the Supreme Court slot left open after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in this morning, becoming the 113th person to serve on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch was sworn in behind closed doors at the Supreme Court building, the first of two oaths ...

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NOM Celebrates Neil Gorsuch: We’re Now Only One Vote Short Of “Reinstating” Opposite-Sex Marriage

Via email from hate group leader Brian Brown: We did it! Thanks to you and so many NOM members and conservative activists across the country, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was able to muster the votes to change Senate rules to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to move forward, and Justice Gorsuch won a bipartisan majority. He now will join the ...

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch To Supreme Court

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, was confirmed Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate’s voting rules over furious Democratic objections. The Senate voted to place Gorsuch on the nation’s highest court, a position that has been vacant since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Democrats denounced the GOP’s use of what ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Senate Vote On Neil Gorsuch

CNBC reports: The Senate will continue debating the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch as a Supreme Court justice Friday morning. A vote is expected around 11:30 a.m. ET. Gorsuch only needs a simple majority approval to receive confirmation. The chamber moved toward making him the ninth Supreme Court justice Thursday by voting 52-48, along party lines, to take the “nuclear option,” ...

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Senate Dems Block Gorsuch, Set Up Nuclear Option

The Washington Post reports: Democrats successfully blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court from advancing in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, sparking what is expected to be a bitter clash with Republicans over how the chamber confirms high court nominees. Gorsuch failed to earn the 60 votes needed to end debate on his nomination. In response, Majority ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Full Senate Votes On Neil Gorsuch

Heavy.com reports: In order for Gorsuch to be confirmed by Senate, he would need 60 votes. But it appears the GOP is short of that, and Democrats in the body have vowed to filibuster the nomination. If the cloture goes through, the Senate would have 30 more hours of debate — all of which Democrats are prepped to use. That ...

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Mitch McConnell: I’ve Got The Votes To Go Nuclear

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is confident he has enough votes to trigger the nuclear option this week to eliminate the filibuster of Supreme Court nominees, he told reporters Tuesday. It became clear Monday that Democrats would filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch when a group of senators announced they would oppose and vote to block ...

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Matt Baume On Neil Gorsuch And LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, and you may be wondering — do we need to be worried about this guy? The answer: yes, yes you do, unless you don’t like having the freedom to marry, to get medical care, to have a place to live, or to use the bathroom.

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Senate Dems Secure Votes To Filibuster Gorsuch

The New York Times reports: Senate Democrats on Monday appeared to secure the votes necessary to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, sending the body hurtling toward a bitter partisan confrontation later this week. With an announcement from Senator Chris Coons, Democrat of Delaware, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing to vote on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Panel Votes On Neil Gorsuch

Just starting. Via USA Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on the nomination of federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch Monday, just 62 days after his nomination by President Trump. That vote will set the stage for a showdown before week’s end in which Gorsuch’s confirmation isn’t really in doubt. However how it is achieved will have ...

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