Supreme Court Nomination 2017

Supreme Court Nomination 2017

Statement from ACS President Caroline Fredrickson

“For nearly a year we have had a consensus nominee, one respected and held in high regard for his moderate judicial philosophy on both sides of the aisle, in Chief Judge Merrick Garland. But instead of doing what’s right for the country, the Senate majority has spent the better part of a year playing politics through unprecedented obstruction. President Trump has applied a series of litmus tests to this candidate, raising concerns about whether he will be able to fairly evaluate cases. Although the Constitution established an independent and co-equal federal judiciary, Republicans have politicized the Supreme Court, doing serious damage to our democracy.”

What’s at Stake?
The American Constitution Society believes that the Constitution, infused with the core values of
genuine equality, liberty, justice and respect for the rule of law, should be a force to improve the lives
of all people. The U.S. Supreme Court is the main safeguard of our constitutional values and cannot be compromised. Read what Judge Gorsuch’s nomination puts at stake here.
Listen In
On Jan. 31, President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. On Feb. 1, 2017 ACS convened prominent legal scholars to speak about Judge Gorsuch's nomination. Listen here.
From ACSblog

Gorsuch and Reproductive Rights -- What We Know by Katie O'Connor

Why Trump's Attacks on the Judiciary Should Worry Us About Judge Gorsuch and Other Nominees by Adam Shah

Is Gorsuch a Positivist? by James Broshnahan

Judge Gorsuch’s Opinion in Whistleblower Case Reveals the Dishonesty of his Alleged Strict Textualism by Jason Zuckerman

So-Called Justice? Five Questions for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee by Lara Schwartz

Before the Gorsuch Hearings: Originalism and Textualism Hide Ideological Judgments Behind Claims of Objectivity by Carolyn Shapiro

The Irony of President Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination: Undermining the Rule of Law, by Mark S. Kende

Seat Merrick by Dawn Johnsen

ACS In the News

Originalism Unlikely to Torpedo Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Nomination, U.S. News

High court nominee Gorsuch likely Trump ally in regulation cuts, San Francisco Chronicle

No, obstruction of Neil Gorsuch is not about Merrick Garland, The Washington Post

Gorsuch’s Interpretation of Tax Code Unlikely to Favor IRS, Bloomberg BNA

Debating Neil Gorsuch as Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, plus Democrats’ strategy, KPCC

Will Trump's SCOTUS pick disappoint Trump?, Politico

Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, CNN En Espanol

Reactions to President Trump's Supreme Court Choice, KTVN

Indiana lawmakers react to Trump's Supreme Court Pick, WPTA

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, Washington Examiner

Supreme Court gambit a risky venture for Dems, Boston Herald

Reactions to the Gorsuch nomination, SCOTUSblog