Statement from Carrie Severino:
Carrie Severino op-ed: One year in, Trump’s Gorsuch nomination may be his longest lasting legacy
…Already Justice Gorsuch has carried out that commitment. In his first day of oral arguments, the junior justice redirected discussion of a law so complex and poorly drafted that Justice Alito wondered aloud whether it had been written by someone “who takes pleasure out of pulling the wings off flies.” Instead of succumbing to the temptation to “fix” the law by effectively rewriting it, Gorsuch challenged both parties to follow the plain text of the statute. In his dissenting opinion in the case, he explained that—rather than having the courts “tweak” statutes to make them work more efficiently—“the business of enacting statutory fixes [is] one that belongs to Congress and not this Court.
As the country watched a year ago to learn more about the man who was nominated to be the next justice, they saw an articulate, thoughtful, and principled judge explain his approach to judging and to the law. A year later, it has become clear that Neil Gorsuch is as excellent a justice as we had hoped he would be.
Also seen on the web regarding Gorsuch’s first year:
Op-ed by Ken Blackwell: In Neil Gorsuch, Trump Kept His Promise to the American People
Op-ed by Ed Meese: Gorsuch’s First Year: An Anniversary Worth Celebrating