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Moments ago, President Donald Trump, speaking from the White House, formally nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taking the seat and continuing the legacy of the late Antonin Scalia.
In introducing Gorsuch, Trump said he had committed as a candidate to “find the very best judge in the country for the Supreme Court.”
“Millions of voters said this was he single most important issue for them when they voted for me for president,” Trump said. “I am a man of my word.”“Today I am keeping another promise to the American people by nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.”
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The Libertarian Republic reported earlier that the Independent Journal Review went on record, prior to the Trump administration’s announcement, about Gorsuch’s nomination. IJR said of Gorsuch:
He is 49 years old, would become one of the youngest SCOTUS appointments in history. The Colorado native attended Harvard Law with former President Barack Obama and is a firm Constitutionalist..
Gorsuch can also be described as an “originalis[t]” when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. In other words, he believes the Constitution should be interpreted as America’s Founders intended, reports IJR.
Gorsuch would follow in the footsteps of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as he has come to be known as a “textualist,” or someone whose interpretation of laws is based on the actual text rather than trying to decipher the “intent” of lawmakers or other potential consequences
Gorsuch had worked in the Justice Department under former President George W. Bush, prior to being appointed to Denver’s 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, a post he will vacate should he accept the nomination for SCOTUS.
Get to know Judge Gorsuch through CNN‘s brief video highlighting his experience and gravitas.