Monday, March 20, 2017

Trump SCOTUS pick Gorsuch presents himself as a Westerner at confirmation hearing

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, described himself Monday as a humble Westerner and a family man who can bring geographic diversity to the high court. Delivering an opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Judge Gorsuch kicked off a weeklong set of hearings by portraying himself as a consensus-building jurist who follows the law where it goes — even if it means ruling in ways he doesn’t like. “In the West, we listen to one another respectfully, we tolerate and cherish different points of view, and we seek consensus whenever we can, ” the judge said. He also touted his record on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, having addressed issues facing Native Americans and tribal lands...more

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