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Editorial Boards Across the Country Endorse Judge Gorsuch

March 28, 2017

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  1. Editorial boards around the country called for the Senate to have a vote on Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: The Wrong Fight

Not that there’s a whole lot to complain about when it comes to Neil Gorsuch, or his legal and judicial career. His elevation to the Supreme Court of the United States would improve the reputation of that court. Back in 2006, his nomination to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous. Yes, the same United States senators–think Charles Schumer of New York, Thomas R. Carper of Delaware–who gave him a thumbs-up a decade ago now threaten to filibuster. Even though Neil Gorsuch’s time on the bench has only improved his résumé.

 

Bergen Record: Don’t Block Neil Gorsuch

Gorsuch is a conservative jurist, and in a week of hearings in the Senate, he acquitted himself as well as most Supreme Court nominees have in similar situations. He was charming and promised not to be swayed by any ideology. He will look only at the law… Elections do have consequences, and voters supporting Trump knew he would appoint conservative jurists to the high court. There is nothing to suggest Gorsuch is unqualified to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. And that should be the only question that matters. Is Neil Gorsuch qualified? Yes.

 

The Day: Don’t Filibuster Gorsuch Supreme Court Vote

Democratic Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York should abandon his push to filibuster the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, both because it is not justified and because it would not succeed. Nothing revealed during Gorsuch’s 20 hours of testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and nothing that has been presented about his judicial background would suggest he is unprepared or unfit to take a seat on the high court… For now, Schumer should get out of the way and allow a simple majority vote to confirm Gorsuch.

 

Goshen News: Gorsuch Should Be Confirmed by the Senate

After two days of often hostile hearings, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is proving himself an even-tempered, deeply knowledgeable nominee who should be confirmed by the Senate. Gorsuch calmly turned back attempts by Democrats on the Judicial Committee to paint him as an extremist whose rulings as an appeals court judge heavily favored corporate and big money special interest, the evidence to support that charge is flimsy… Gorsuch is coming across in the hearings as the very image of a thoughtful jurist. He’s displayed an impressive depth of knowledge, and admirable patience. And he’s carefully followed past practice of judicial nominees in refusing to say how he’d rule on specific issues.

 

New Hampshire Union Leader: Confirm Gorsuch

During his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Neil Gorsuch gave Democrats no good reason to oppose his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court… Gorsuch is a brilliant jurist with a remarkable ability to communicate complex legal theories in easily understood terms. He would be an excellent addition to the United States Supreme Court. But since he interprets the law as it is written, and not as Democrats wish it were, many Democratic senators will vote against Gorsuch. This should forever dispel the fiction that they ever really cared about the qualifications of Republican nominees.

 

Quad City Times: Democrats can only lose by blocking Gorsuch

Gorsuch is eminently qualified for the post. One mustn’t share his perspective on politics and law to acknowledge that objective fact. Is he conservative? Sure, maybe even more so than the late Antonin Scalia, whom he’d replace. Have his rulings been overturned? Absolutely. But Gorsuch is, by every measure, a renowned legal scholar. His opinions — majority and minority alike — are erudite and profound… Gorsuch is most certainly qualified. That’s enough to render Democrats guilty of the same crimes they’ve long railed against, should they follow through with the filibuster.