Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court
President Trump has his man.
After a bitter battle along party lines that included a successful filibuster, block vote, and ultimately brought about use of the “nuclear option” by Senate Republicans, Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed as the next Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
Gorsuch was nominated by the President on February 1st. Since the announcement, both parties have traded insults and threats over his bid, which ultimately ended when the Senate rules were changed to allow a simple majority vote rather than an up-down vote.
While Republicans have argued that Gorsuch is more than qualified and even possesses the judicial tendencies of the man he is to replace, Democrats have argued that he is guilty of gross overreach. They claim he shows a preference towards corporations, rather than people; that he allows his religious beliefs to influence his judicial decisions; and that his record shows him to be a poor interpreter of the law, citing decisions he’s made that have been overturned by the very court he will now join.
It is worth noting that the A.B.A. (long trusted to rate judges) gave Gorsuch a rating of “well-qualified”.