Welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Gorsuch

This afternoon, Judge Neil Gorsuch will become Justice Neil Gorsuch, when he is confirmed by the Senate to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

While most Democrats opposed Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation, at least 4 have announced their support.

America’s Foundation for Law and Liberty Chairman David Warrington said about Gorsuch after this nomination:

“In addition to his strong academic and legal background, Judge Gorsuch has shown a strong commitment to the Constitution. He is a textualist in the tradition of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

His opinions are well-reasoned, clear, and written in a lively and easily readable style. He has shown a commitment to the Constitutional principles of religious liberty, limited government, and federalism.”

While Judge Gorsuch eschews labels, he is an originalist who we need on the Supreme Court.

Once confirmed, Judge Gorsuch will likely be sworn in quickly and may get to hear cases as early as next week.

Once he does sit on the Court, he will go down in history for one other thing.

He will be the first former clerk to serve on the Court with the Justice he clerked for. In 1993-1994, he clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy.

AFLL looks forward to Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation and his intellect and passion to the Constitution on the Court.