Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is sworn-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Assuming he ultimately gets approved by the Senate, there are few individuals who will have as direct and immediate impact on what your credit union can and can't do for decades to come. Take, for example the nominee's discussion of a case from his court that was appealed to and decided by the Supreme Court in favor of the judgment Gorsuch had rendered. We've gathered everything you need to know about the process here!
Franken, who referred several time to the Supreme Court as the "Roberts court", acknowledged Gorsuch's experience and said he has "strong opinions", but questioned his interpretation of the Constitution. "If judges were just secret legislators, declaring not what the law is but what they would like it to be, the very idea of a government by the people and for the people would be at risk", Gorsuch said.
"The president has gravely undermined (the presidency) and that is why I believe you have a special responsibility here this week, which is to advocate and defend the independence of our judiciary against those kinds of attacks", U.S. Sen.
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Earlier, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Gorsuch is the right person to maintain the "preservation of our constitutional order" and the separation of powers under the Constitution. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. "The nominee before us today is not Leader McConnell", the Senate GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, who engineered a 10-month blockade of Obama's court pick, Judge Merrick Garland, last year.
Some Democrats have already been out front and vocal about their opposition to Gorsuch, including Sens. Per the Chronicle - because the statement does not yet appear on the senator's website - Feinstein said that Gorsuch "has consistently sided with employers and corporate interests" and against reproductive rights for women, and that his record on the latter showed him to be a "pro-life extremist". The confirmation hearing for Neil chair begins on March 20.
'It concerned me that a main education female lawyers would be discounting their worth publicly, ' Sisk, a former Senate staffer, said.
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Even before the president made his choice, senators set the stage for the second-straight year of partisan clashes over the seat, left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "There's no question he's qualified to serve on the Supreme Court". They describe Gorsuch as thoughtful, considerate and fair-minded.
The questioning of Gorsuch will begin on Tuesday, March 21st, with testimony by outside legal experts as well as the American Bar Association expected to follow. Now, the Senate will exercise its "advice and consent" role, a politically fraught decision with liberals pressuring Democrats to reject Gorsuch.
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