Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

In a prime- time appearance, President Donald Trump finally announced his decision on who he wanted to see seated on the bench of the United States Supreme Court. Trump then announced that his nomination is Judge Neil Gorsuch for the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016. Since 2006, Gorush has served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Colorado. Gorush was appointed in 2006 by former President George W. Bush and then was confirmed by the Senate on a voice vote. Gorsuch, 49, is a fourth generation Coloradan, born in Denver. It was his mother, Anne, was appointed by Ronald Reagan as the first woman to head the Environmental Protection Agency, which brought the family to Washington.

Gorush has a distinguish background. Gorush had a taste of Washington when only a teen when he became a page for the U.S Senate. Later, Gorush, attended Columbia University then Harvard Law School, with former President Obama. After Harvard, where he clerked for D.C. Circuit Court judge David Sentelle. Gorush also then clerked for Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy in 1993–94. The next year he studied for a doctorate of philosophy at Oxford University under the legal philosopher John Finnis.

Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center stated that Gorush is known for being “unusual for his memorable writing style, the depth of his reading and his willingness to rethink constitutional principles from the ground up. Like Justice Scalia, he sometimes reaches results that favor liberals when he thinks the history or text of the Constitution or the law require it, especially in areas like criminal law or the rights of religious minorities, but unlike Scalia he’s less willing to defer to regulations and might be more willing to second-guess Trump’s regulatory decision.”

Gorush has been married to his wife Louise Gorsuch, his college sweetheart with whom he has two daughters, Emma and Belinda. the Boulder Daily Camera reports that the Gorush lives with his wife and his two daughters near northeast of Boulder. They keep horses, chickens and goats on their 3-acre lot, and Gorsuch is known to spend his free time fly-fishing, hiking and rowing at Boulder Reservoir.


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