Neil Gorsuch

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Nixon, LBJ, and the First Shots in the Judges’ War

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The Democrats’ drive to defeat Neil Gorsuch is the latest battle in a 50-year war for control of the Supreme Court—a war that began with a conspiracy against Richard Nixon by Chief Justice Earl Warren, Justice Abe Fortas, and Lyndon Johnson. Behind the hostility to the mild-mannered and decent Neil Gorsuch lies the same malevolence that lynched Clement Haynsworth.

The Stupid Party Finally Gets Smart on the Court

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

The GOP learned, not just from Republican failures but from Democrat obstructionism, particularly regarding the conservative nominees of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Trading Miers for Samuel Alito and Garland for Gorsuch looks a lot like the deals Red Auerbach once pulled on hayseed general managers throughout the NBA.

Gorsuch vote finally gives GOP Congress a win

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

After spending weeks on an ill-fated effort to pass a long-promised healthcare bill, Congress will at last able to check off a critical promise made during the campaign by Republicans and President Trump: putting a solid conservative on the bench to replace the late Antonin Scalia.

Tom Cotton Explains The Difference Between Republican, Democrat Use Of The ‘Nuclear Option’

Hrand Tookman, Daily Caller

“There’s a world of difference between Republicans using a tool that the Democrats first abused in 2013 to restore a 214 year old tradition that the Democrats first violated back in 2003,” Cotton said. “After this week, we’ll be back to where that 214 tradition was, which is that nominees should get an up or down vote.”

Any reason for nerves in Gorsuch vote today?

The good news is it looks like Republicans are finally ready to show some backbone and call the Democrats’ bluff on the filibuster. If going “nuclear” means honoring truth, respectability and the Founding Fathers’ original conception of how the system should function we should have done it long ago.

Gorsuch filibuster will be the dumbest in US history

Rich Lowry, New York Post

The filibuster Chuck Schumer is about to undertake against Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination is perhaps the institution’s dumbest. It won’t block Gorsuch, won’t establish any important jurisprudential principle and won’t advance Democratic strategic goals, indeed the opposite. A Gorsuch filibuster would be an act of a sheer partisan pique against the wrong target, with the wrong method, at the wrong time.

Gorsuch Against the Extremists

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

The essential extremism of the American left can be seen in their formula for choosing justices. They would choose justices who see themselves as above the other branches of government and above the Constitution itself. The conservatives see themselves as complementary to the other branches and subservient to the Constitution. If they want to change the Constitution, they go to the onerous process of changing it or its laws. Conservatives are for limited government. Liberals are for hog-wild government, which is very piggish of them.

When Neil Gorsuch stood up for the little guy

T. Becket Adams, Washington Examiner

Gorsuch's remarks on the controversial Kelo vs. City of New London case, which came to light only very recently after the Justice Department turned over his emails to Congress, is one that favors the "little guy" against coercion from the government and other faceless entities.

Gorsuch’s Foes Embarrass the Senate

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Wall Street Journal

Whatever Democrats' motivation—be it the outcome of President Obama’s lame-duck nomination during last year’s election, an unwillingness to accept the November results, or the desire for judges to push a liberal political agenda—they have apparently decided to wage a desperate, scorched-earth campaign to derail this nomination, no matter the damage they inflict along the way. We are now watching the confirmation process through the funhouse mirror.