Friday, February 3, 2017

PROMISE KEPT: Trump Picks Textualist For Supreme Court (Or: Trump Proved Me Wrong, And I Couldn’t Be Happier)

During the 2016 election cycle, Donald Trump spent an inordinate amount of time on the campaign trail promising to fill Justice Scalia’s vacant seat with someone of like judicial philosophy and record. I was highly skeptical. In fact, I declared with misguided confidence that there was “zero shot” that Trump would “appoint a conservative.”
I couldn’t be happier to declare I was dead wrong.
Thank you, President Trump.
President Trump kept his promise to appoint a textualist to fill Scalia’s seat. Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, by all available indicators, follows Justice Scalia’s jurisprudential philosophy – and even goes further than Scalia did in certain directions regarding separation of powers.
Gorsuch’s judicial record isn’t exactly replete with hot button issues, but he’s universally on the right side when faced with those issues. He has ruled that Obamacare could not trump the religious freedoms of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Here’s what he wrote in that case: ...
Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE.

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