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Neil Gorsuch

Apr 6, 2017

Commentary: Gorsuch’s plagiarism is worthy of embarrassment

It’s probably naive to think that there could be a nuanced conversation about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s citation of sources in his 2006 book, “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia.” But that’s precisely what we need. There’s no doubt that in at least one extended passage, Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme […]

Apr 5, 2017

Fight over Supreme Court nomination intensifies

WASHINGTON — The heated battle over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee moved front and center Wednesday in the Senate, where one Democrat concluded a marathon speech against Judge Neil Gorsuch and other senators praised or criticized him. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., spoke against Gorsuch for about 15 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, taking […]

Apr 5, 2017

McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is claiming he has the votes necessary to thwart a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, as a showdown draws near that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations. “They seem determined to head into the abyss,” the Kentucky Republican said […]

Apr 4, 2017

Senate heads for showdown on Gorsuch

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators exchanged bitter accusations Tuesday as they headed toward an explosive confrontation over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations. “It should be unsettling to everyone that our colleagues across the aisle have brought the Senate to this new low,” Majority [&helli[...]

Apr 4, 2017

Commentary: What losing the filibuster for the Supreme Court would really mean

The Post reports on the upcoming fight to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace late justice Antonin Scalia: “If Democrats successfully filibuster Gorsuch, (Mitch) McConnell and his caucus are likely to agree to change the chamber’s rules and end filibusters on Supreme Court picks. That would extend a rule change made by Democrats in 2013 […]

Apr 3, 2017

‘Nuclear’ bid to confirm Gorsuch may radically change Washington

The Senate is hurtling toward a confrontation over President Donald Trump’s first Supreme Court nominee during a week that could change how Washington works. Democrats are lining up to block a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch, and on Monday secured enough votes to block the nomination — temporarily. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear […]

Apr 3, 2017

Senate panel to vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel is opening a weeklong partisan showdown over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee with Democrats steadily amassing the votes to block Neil Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him. The Republican-led Judiciary Committee meets Monday and is expected to back Gorsuch and send his […]

Mar 31, 2017

Commentary: How Gorsuch’s views could sway climate policy

The keystone of President Donald Trump’s executive order on the environment, signed Tuesday, is a directive to the Environmental Protection Agency to review and rescind the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to shift the country’s electricity generation from coal-fired plants to sources that emit less carbon. When the EPA acts, that will trigger […]

Mar 28, 2017

Commentary: The best strategy for Democrats on Gorsuch

Charles Schumer, leader of the Senate minority, has said that he will ask Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. In response, the Senate Democrats have four options. Each of the four has considerable appeal, but each also runs into significant objections. Return to normal order At least since the unsuccessful nomination of […]

Mar 27, 2017

Hearings show Gorsuch’s similarities to Scalia

WASHINGTON — If he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch would be the first person to serve alongside a justice for whom he once clerked: Anthony Kennedy. But if anything was clear from Gorsuch’s Senate testimony last week, it was that he is a far better fit with the justice he would replace, […]

Mar 23, 2017

Top Senate Dem opposes Gorsuch

WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer criticized Judge Neil Gorsuch, saying he “almost instinctively favors the powerful [&hel[...]

Mar 22, 2017

Gorsuch parries Democrats’ attacks on last day

WASHINGTON — On a glide path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch parried fresh attacks from Democrats Wednesday on abortion, insisting that “when you put on the robe, you open your mind” as he faced a final day before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Frustrated Democrats, unable to get much out of the Denver-based appeals […]

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