On January 31, 2017, President Donald John Trump fulfilled another campaign promise when he announced his nomination of federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Trump had said he would nominate someone like the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Indeed, Judge Gorsuch, 49, is pro-life like Scalia, and has taken the pro-life side in important cases as well as written a book excoriating assisted suicide. Like Scalia, Gorsuch is a strong originalist, believing that the Constitution should only be interpreted as the Founding Fathers intended.
Justice Gorsuch is currently a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which includes the districts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as the Eastern, Northern and Western districts of Oklahoma. He has served as a federal judge since August 2006 and was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed unanimously by the…
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