"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch Nominated to the Supreme Court by U.S. President Donald Trump

Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been nominated by President Donald Trump to the now empty United States Supreme Court Justice seat vacated by the passage of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Debra Cassens Weiss has the story for the ABA Journal at Trump nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court.

Gorsuch is a conservative with impeccable academic credentials. He has been our favorite of the persons listed on Trump's short list for the vacant Supreme Court position and so - as a political centrist - we are pleased with his nomination.

Weiss writes in quoting Judge Gorsuch:
"“When we judges don our robes,” Gorsuch said, “it doesn’t make us any smarter. But it does serve as a reminder of what’s expected of us: impartiality, independence, collegiality and courage.” A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge, he said, because the judge stretches for the results he prefers rather than those the law demands."
Looks like an excellent judge to us, regardless of one's political persuasion.