Opening salvos fired at Judge Gorsuch

Save Our Courts, Save Our Nation

From the Desk Of:

Mat Staver, Chairman,
Liberty Counsel

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began intense confirmation hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Democrats are doing their best to demonize this highly credentialed and respected judge. Democrat Senators have kept to their anti-Gorsuch, highly deceptive rhetoric.

We 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. Please see my call to action below — Mat.

Democrats fired shot after shot against Judge Neil Gorsuch in the first day of his confirmation hearings while accusing Republicans of hijacking the High Court by refusing to conduct hearings on President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland.

Senator Dick Durbin told the judge, “Your nomination is part of a Republican strategy to capture our judicial branch of government. That is why the Senate Republicans kept this Supreme Court seat vacant for more than a year…”

Democrats are accusing Judge Gorsuch of having pro-corporation biases by putting the desires of corporations over the needs and rights of workers.

In truth, one of his so-called “pro-corporation” decisions included the Hobby Lobby case, in which he supported their religious liberty arguments against forced abortion mandates under Obamacare. He did the same in his ruling on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor case.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has led the charge against Judge Gorsuch, recently telling reporters that Gorsuch, “may act like a neutral, calm judge, but his record and his career clearly show he harbors a right wing, pro-corporate, special interest agenda.”
Sadly, partisan politics have been injected into the hearings to confirm a man who is highly qualified, experienced, and has the right temperament to be a Justice on the United States Supreme Court.

+ + On the positive side …

In his opening statement, Senator Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said it was important to have jurists who understand the Constitution’s clearly defined balance of power.
“Judges are not free to re-write statutes to get results they believe are more just. Judges are not free to re-order regulations to make them more fair. For sure, judges aren’t free to update the Constitution. That’s not their job.”

When given the opportunity to give his opening remarks, Judge Gorsuch reiterated Senator Grassley’s sentiment:
“I pledge to each of you and to the American people that, if confirmed, I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of our great nation.”

Regarding his decisions, he said,
“My decisions have never reflected a judgment about the people before me. Only a judgment about the law, the facts at issue in each particular case.  A good judge can promise no more than that. And a good judge should guarantee no less. For a judge who likes every outcome he reaches, is probably a pretty bad judge – stretching for policy results he prefers rather than those the law compels.”

+ + Liberty Counsel enthusiastically supports the nomination and confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court!

Liberty Counsel’s Save Our Courts, Save Our Nation 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!”

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It’s time to return this country back to the rule of law through which judges interpret the original meaning of the Constitution and the laws before them.

The confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch is critical to the makeup of the High Court and to our nation’s culture and laws for decades to come. This is a lifetime appointment. It is imperative that we do everything in our power to see that his confirmation is successful.

If you haven’t already done so, please take a few seconds and join us!

God bless you. And God bless America.

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel

P.S. While the extremists look for anything they can find to give them an edge to defeat Judge Gorsuch, the fact is that he has very strong history of being on the right side of the law.

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