Hillel Italie, Ap National Writer Updated 6:41 am PDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, appointed by President Donald Trump, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch has a collection of speeches, writings and original essays coming out this fall. Crown Forum, a conservative imprint at Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday, April 3, 2019, that Gorsuch’s “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” is scheduled for Sept. 10. less FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, appointed by President Donald Trump, sits with fellow Supreme Court justices for a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP … [Read more...] about Book of Gorsuch speeches and writings out in September
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s 30-year tenure on the Supreme Court officially ended on July 31, 2018. But the real beginning of the court’s post-Kennedy era may have come Monday, in the justices’ sharply divided 5-4 ruling in Bucklew v. Precythe—rejecting a Missouri death-row inmate’s claim that his execution by lethal injection would constitute cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment. And if Bucklew is a harbinger of how the new court is going to resolve such ideologically charged cases going forward, it’s going to get a lot more divisive from here. At issue in Bucklew is whether the Eighth Amendment forbids a state from executing a death-row prisoner through means that, because of the inmate’s unique physiological condition, carry a substantial risk of inflicting serious pain. Russell Bucklew suffers from a rare condition—cavernous hemangioma—the result of which is that his body is covered with tumors filled … [Read more...] about It’s Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Now, Not Anthony Kennedy’s
Neil Gorsuch is a significant and meaningful choice for SCOTUS. The image above is not fake, it really is his Harvard Law yearbook photo. If he was a Democratic pick, that one image would end him. Since he is a Republican pick, democrats have a Big Tent instead of a spine, and Republicans have no ethical floor to avoid crashing into, he will be confirmed. Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017.President Donald Trump on nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, tilting the balance of the court back in the conservatives' favor. / AFP / Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) He is a very conservative judge, probably more conservative than anyone who has been on the court in recent memory or possibly ever. This pick seems to say a lot about how the Trump administration seems to be … [Read more...] about Neil Gorsuch: to the right of Scalia?
"There's no such things as not voting. Not voting is voting," said Eric Liu. "It's voting to hand your power over to someone else who's gonna say, 'Thank you very much. Let me take that voice and that power and exercise it in your name, but in my interests.'" Makes sense, right? And yet, less than half of eligible voters are expected to show up at the polls this Tuesday. And that's a vexing problem according to Liu. "I think the greatest enemy here is indifference," he told Mo Rocca. "Indifference can take various forms. One is, 'The game is rigged, so why should I even bother paying attention? My vote doesn't matter.' The other form is, 'Huh? What?' Not even apathy, but complete ignorance.'" He said there has been, across the country, a disinvestment in civic education, which is why Liu started Citizen University, a program that travels the country teaching people of all ages the lost art of civics. "Civics? Didn't I take that in high school?" If you're over the age of 60, you … [Read more...] about Civics lessons: Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Neil Gorsuch on promoting education in citizenship
Jessica Gresko, Associated Press Updated 9:53 pm PDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades, this time at the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is confirmed following hearings in September, he will join his fellow Trump nominee at the high court, where tradition is that justices lunch together on days when they hear arguments. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh's bonds go well beyond a common conservative ideology and their days at the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School, just 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the Supreme Court's marble halls. They clerked together at the Supreme Court, became federal appeals court judges the same year, served together on a judicial committee and co-wrote, along with … [Read more...] about Decades of ‘Fancy meeting you here!’ for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh