Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Neil Gorsuch Has Been a Breath of Fresh Air for Pro-Life Conservatives

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
Looking back, there were probably a lot of things that motivated Americans to elect Donald Trump. But three biggest had to be Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the empty seat in the U.S. Supreme Court. Bewildered by the radical policies of Obama, scared by the promises of Clinton to continue them, and worried that another activist justice who would expand them, voters made the choice no one expected. And the president returned the favor — doing more for the preservation of the Constitution in one nomination, Neil Gorsuch’s, than some men do in their entire term.

For millions of Americans who put the Court at the top of their concerns in 2016, April 10th of last year was a moment of extraordinary relief. President Trump, who went on to keep a lot of promises, fulfilled one of the biggest when Neil Gorsuch was sworn in. The strict constructionist is, as experts will tell you, the real deal. “I really don’t think we could have seen a justice any more committed to textualism and originalism than he is,” says a professor at Georgetown Law. “He has lived up to very high expectations.”

That’s even more astonishing when you consider whose shoes the Coloradan was filling: Antonin Scalia’s. Few members of the Supreme Court have been — or will be — more adamant about interpreting the Constitution in its original form than the late Scalia. But in 12 short months, liberals are already pining for the outspoken Catholic, complaining that Gorsuch “makes [us all] miss Scalia.” The 50-year-old is everything the longtime justice could have hoped for — a humble, esteemed, and deferential jurist whose legacy will almost certainly outlast the president who appointed him.

“I can report,” the rookie justice told the Federalist Society last November, a person can be both a committed originalist and textualist and be confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States… Originalism has regained its place at the table of constitutional interpretation, and textualism in the reading of statutes has triumphed. And neither one is going anywhere on my watch.” . . . . Read More

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