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Crying Wolf Over Gorsuch; JCN Launches New Ad Featuring Obama Admin Attorney

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  1.  Writing in the Chicago Tribune, Dennis Hutchinson a “lifelong registered Democrat” says well-qualified Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has a record “of acute skepticism toward complacent exercises of executive power.”

Dennis Hutchinson: Crying wolf over Neil Gorsuch

“The greatest risk to individual freedom now is excessive executive power. And the question for judges is, who can stand up to it and who will simply ratify it? Judge Gorsuch’s record is one of acute skepticism toward complacent exercises of executive power. He has demonstrated himself as someone committed to the rule of law. Cynics may scoff at the concept, but it is absolutely crucial to the integrity of the American constitutional system. In case after case, Gorsuch has asked, what is the law, how is it being applied and does it square with the constitutional basis of authority?

 

  1.   Jim Geraghty writes in National Review that the Judicial Crisis Network launched a new $2 million campaign behind an ad featuring Jane Nitze, a former Gorsuch clerk who served as an attorney in the Obama Administration, who says “I don’t think folks on the Left should be concerned about Judge Gorsuch becoming a Supreme Court Justice.”

National Review: ‘I’m 100 Percent Comfortable with Judge Gorsuch.’

This morning, the Judicial Crisis Network launched a national $2 million advertising campaign in support of confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The commercial features Jane Nitze, a former Obama administration attorney, who clerked for Judge Gorsuch in 2008 and 2009. “I don’t think folks on the Left should be concerned about Judge Gorsuch becoming a Supreme Court Justice,” Nitze says in the ad. “He is extraordinarily fair-minded. He will approach each case the same, regardless of the issue or the parties before him, and he will have a great deal of respect for folks on all sides of the ideological spectrum. I worked for the Obama administration. I have to say, I’m 100 percent comfortable with Judge Gorsuch becoming the next Supreme Court justice.”

 

  1.   Timothy Meyer, a Democrat and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School, says of Judge Gorsuch: “Judge Gorsuch embodies everything a judge should be — intelligent, fair, open-minded, with a deep commitment to the judiciary and its role in our democratic process.”

Prof. Timothy Meyer: “The Court and the country would be lucky to have [Judge Gorsuch].”

Judge Gorsuch embodies everything a judge should be — intelligent, fair, open-minded, with a deep commitment to the judiciary and its role in our democratic process. He is also one of the most decent and kind people I have ever met, a trait that he carries with him from his personal life to the bench. No judge or lawyer can persuade everyone, but Judge Gorsuch works tirelessly in his decisions to ensure that even if you don’t agree with his views on a case, you understand his reasons. The Court and the country would be lucky to have him.