Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
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