Friday, February 03, 2017

A Closer Look At SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch

Reason magazine takes a closer look at Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Their earlier look had me concerned he'd regularly defer to government power. Jacob Sullum's second look has me a little more at ease;

"That does not sound like a judge who bends over backward to side with the government."

 Reason's Nick Gillespie and Mark McDaniels seem to feel the same way.


At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really question your Libertarian roots. You sound more and more like a conservative republican.

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the government is us, and most of the time in SCOTUS cases the government is arguing on our behalf. This judge sounds like poison for America.

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

If anything, I'd like to think the SCOTUS protects us from government. In the real world, it usually doesn't, but that's what it should do.

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotus is supposed to be independent from party. Their job is to protect the Constitution & opine federal issues & help settle disputes between states.
They do not make law. They are the judiciary branch found in article 3.
Only the legislative branch, article 1, can make law. Only laws that are in keeping with their delegated duties under contract are considered constitutional. The Constitution is a contract. It is not a set of ideals, it is a contract. The States wrote the contract, then created the government's to carry out & protect the contract.


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