Battle for the Supreme Court intensifies Monday (Liberty Counsel)

Save Our Courts, Save Our Nation

From the Desk Of:
Mat Staver, Chairman, Liberty Counsel

On Monday, the Senate Judiciary committee begins confirmation hearings on Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.Now is the time to return this country to the rule of law in which judges interpret the original meaning of the Constitution and the laws. I believe that Judge Neil Gorsuch will help reestablish the rule of law in our nation, help restore the integrity of the Supreme Court, and honor the legacy of Antonin Scalia in his rulings. Liberty Counsel’s  “Save Our Courts, Save Our Nation” campaign includes a citizen petition drive in support of Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation. This is going to be an intense confirmation battle. If you haven’t already done so, click here to have your name immediately and automatically included in this petition.My message below has more information on Judge Gorsuch and what his confirmation could mean to the High Court and our nation – Mat.

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch, a federal appellate judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, as the next Supreme Court Justice. Judge Gorsuch is 49, a graduate of Columbia University, Harvard University (J.D.), and Oxford University (D.Phil.), where he studied Natural Law, and a former Supreme Court law clerk. His credentials and experience are stellar.

More importantly, his judicial philosophy is correct. Gorsuch wrote a book titled, The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. One quoted portion of the book states: “Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable” and that” the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”

He sided with the state of Utah’s defunding of Planned Parenthood, and he supported the religious liberty arguments against forced abortion mandates under Obamacare in Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Gorsuch wrote two pieces relevant to the proper role of judges. The first is an opinion for National Review in 2005 on the subject of Judicial Activism. He stated:

“This overweening addiction to the courtroom as the place to debate social policy is bad for the country and bad for the judiciary. In the legislative arena, especially when the country is closely divided, compromises tend to be the rule the day. But when judges rule this or that policy unconstitutional, there’s little room for compromise: One side must win, the other must lose.”

A few weeks after Justice Scalia’s passing in 2016, Judge Gorsuch gave a lecture that details his judicial interpretation philosophy and honors Justice Scalia. This excellent article is something similar to what Professor Robert George or Justice Scalia might have written:

“Respectfully, it seems to me an assiduous focus on text, structure, and history is essential to the proper exercise of the judicial function. That, yes, judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views, always with an eye on the outcome, and engaged perhaps in some Benthamite calculation of pleasures and pains along the way. Though the critics are loud and the temptations to join them may be many, mark me down too as a believer that the traditional account of the judicial role Justice Scalia defended will endure.”

 

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Judicial activism is destroying the judiciary and will ultimately weaken the role of the judiciary in the eyes of the people. The only power that courts have is the trust of the people that judges will act fairly and put aside personal bias. From the Supreme Court to the state courts, the role of judges is to judge fairly. If they want to be legislators, then let them run for office. Judicial activism has no place on the bench!

Liberty Counsel is committed to the restoration of the judicial branch of government, as it was intended to be under the Constitution.

We support the nomination and confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, as we will also support similar nominees to court appointments as they come forward.

Please take a minute and show your support for the nomination and confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch by adding your name to the LC petition. The petition states simply: “I support Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court and urge the Senate to confirm President Trump’s nominee as quickly as possible!”

Click here to add your name to the petition.

Liberty Counsel’s plan is to rally at least 100,000 citizens to take action in support of Judge Gorsuch, while engaging a multi-media strategy to represent the views of our team members in the crucial Senate debate.

The petitions will be delivered to key members of the Senate ahead of critical moments of the confirmation process.

Join with us!

God bless you. And God bless America.

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. I believe that President Trump was astute to have nominated Judge Gorsuch and Liberty Counsel will do everything in our power to see his confirmation is accomplished.

Join us in supporting Judge Gorsuch. Click here to read and sign the petition.

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