The Judge in the Majority 10th Circuit Opinion Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is now the in line to fill the late great Antonin Scalia’s empty seat on the nation’s high court. Judge Gorsuch, 49, is a Colorado native and conservative jurist with admiration and respect from both sides of the aisle in Washington D.C.
Now the Court will be at “balance” with four conservative and liberal justices respective and one swing justices (Kennedy). At this point Judge Gorsuch is likely to be confirmed notwithstanding fierce opposition from house and senate democrats seeking to undermine President Trump’s appointments. Judge Gorsuch is know for following the law and applying the law regardless of ideology or predisposition. In his acceptance speech at the White House standing beside his wife, Gorsuch explained to the American people that a judge is “bad” when he or she agrees with all of the cases in which the render opinions. Grosuch applies natural law and freedom and liberty to his Conservative opinions. Gorsuch’s appointment may render the Court in a more favorable position for individual liberties and the rule of law. Gorsuch may have plans on overturning “Chevron” deference – the so called “administrative agency deference in the law – where courts side with the agency on its ruling.
President Trump Nominates 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neal Gorsuch to Supreme Court of the United States on January 31, 2017.