Last month President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be America’s next Supreme Court Justice. He is an admirable choice — not only because of his unquestionable legal experience but because of his knowledge and understanding of the West.
Western issues are not always the same as issues from other parts of the country. It is important that we have someone on the Supreme Court who has a shared perspective. Someone who understands the unique struggles that our history, geography, environment, industries and way of life present.
With his Western roots, Gorsuch is the justice we need. His mom was born in Casper. His family built the Wolf hotel in Saratoga before Wyoming was even a state. He has served for over a decade as a judge on the 10th
Look no further for the way in which Gorsuch will make his decisions than this previous quote. One of America’s foundational pillars, which provides support for our government and protection of our freedoms, is a fair and objective judicial system. That is the perspective we need from our judges.
Gorsuch’s many years of dedication to the law and service to America’s judicial system clearly qualify him to serve on America’s highest court. Some of the first signs Gorsuch would be a great jurist happened early in his life, when he won a national debate championship in high school. He went on to attend
As a new lawyer, he learned from some of the best jurists in America. He performed clerkships first for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and later for Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy at the United States Supreme Court.
That means that in 2006, my colleagues and I were so confident about Gorsuch, his character and his qualifications to serve as a federal judge that he was confirmed without anyone even asking for a recorded vote.
As a uniquely exceptional scholar and respected jurist — not to mention a fellow westerner and
Despite the laundry list of exemplary qualifications that Gorsuch holds, we are seeing opposition to his nomination. I would be remiss if I didn’t state my disappointment in all the unproductive distraction around this pick by activists bent on politicizing the judicial nomination process.
In November, millions of people went to the polls knowing that there was a
Never is that responsibility so stark and so substantial as when our nation faces a vacancy on the Supreme Court. It is clear that Gorsuch is up to the solemn and mighty task of serving as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.