Neil Gorsuch

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Gorsuch Lessons for Trump’s Next Nominee

Fred Barnes, Wall Street Journal

Mr. McConnell expresses confidence. If a second Supreme Court vacancy arises, he said in an interview shortly after Mr. Gorsuch’s confirmation, “I think we are going to see a quality nominee.” The list is brimming with them, conservatives all, with a political machine eager to get behind them.

Gorsuch Asks The Right Questions

Asking the right questions doesn’t mean that Justice Gorsuch will reach the right decisions in these or any future case before the Court.  However, conservatives can take encouragement that Justice Gorsuch is starting from the plain language of the Constitution and the statues Congress has passed, not the whims and fantasies of other judges.

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.