Democrats Should Support the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

Filling the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has proved challenging since his sudden passing last February. Former President Barack Obama judiciously nominated Merrick Garland, an eminently qualified and worthy candidate, to fill the vacancy on the highest court of the nation. Despite Garland’s extraordinary credentials, the Republican party used their majority in the Senate to block his nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood firmly by his party’s decision to “give the people a voice in filling this vacancy.” McConnell and the Republican party desired to make the…

How the Confirmation Process of Judge Gorsuch is Entirely Political

Following Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court on January 31, a predictably polarizing debate ensued. While the Constitution requires an independent judiciary, judicial appointments, especially to the highest Court in the nation, have become partisan battles. Judge Gorsuch undoubtedly possesses the academic and professional credentials to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Court, yet the history behind this particular vacancy ensures a hostile confirmation process. Considering President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland this past year was denied any Senate hearings due to Republican obstruction, it is…

What Neil Gorsuch Means for the Future of the Supreme Court

On Tuesday evening, President Trump revealed his nominee to fill the open vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly last February. The President’s choice, Neil Gorsuch, is considered by many to be a worthy successor to Scalia given his reputation as a dependable conservative jurist within the legal community. Judge Gorsuch boasts rock-solid credentials that should make even the most obstinate Democratic senator consider his nomination. The son of a former EPA administrator, Judge Gorsuch was originally educated at Columbia and…