See inter alia:
- Amy Howe at SCOTUSblog - Senate confirms Gorsuch
- Adam Liptak and Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times - Neil Gorsuch Confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court Justice
- Ed O'Keefe and Robert Barnes, Washington Post - Senate confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court
Judges cannot be merely "parrots of the past". More is required.
Henry Ford would today not build a car the exact same way he did in the original days of the automobile. Things do change over time. Nothing stays the same. Law is no different. Law is a seamless "living" web that accommodates itself to the changing world as required.
There is no doubt that Gorsuch is well-qualified as a judge per se, so that we hope that his Supreme Court job responsibilities will lead him to adopt a broader view of the U.S. Constitution as he matures in his Supreme Court seat.
Gorsuch will turn only 50 on August 29, so he may have many years of judging ahead of him yet. Perhaps he will surprise us positively as time goes on.
Senate Republicans and three moderate Democratic Senators voted in favor of Gorsuch:
Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana
Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and
Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.