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trump nominates neil gorsuch / boing boing


neil gorsuch, currently serving on the 10th circuit court of appeals, is donald trump's pick to fill the seat opened by supreme court justice antonin scalia's death. the youngest nominee in 25 years, 49-year-old gorsuch could provide decades of reliably conservative opinion from the bench. "a special thank you to @potus," was posted to an as-yet-unverified twitter account in gorsuch's name. "as mr. trump's supreme court nominee i promise to always do what is best for the american people. #scotus" though scalia died a year ago, congressional republicans refused to consider any pick from then-president barack obama, let alone his nominee, merrick garland. gorsuch is described by the washington post as "a less bombastic version" of scalia, ruling in favor of allowing corporations religious ex






from scalia's death to garland to gorsuch


president trump nominates judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court during a ceremony in the east room of the white house on jan. 31, 2017. (p o: chip somodevilla, getty images)






wisconsin democratic sen. baldwin to oppose gorsuch


madison, wis. — democratic u.s. sen. tammy baldwin says she will vote against president donald trump's nominee for the u.s. supreme court.baldwin said in a statement thursday that she will not back judge neil gorsuch for the vacancy created last year by the death of antonin scalia.baldwin says gorsuch is not "mainstream" enough to get bipartisan support. baldwin says she is particularly concerned with gorsuch's rulings "against disabled students, against workers, and against women's reproductive health care."democrats are insisting that gorsuch get 60 votes of support in the 100-member senate, saying that would make it clear that gorsuch is mainstream enough to be confirmed.republicans are accusing baldwin of being a hypocrite since she had urged the senate last year to quickly fill the va






‘justice scalia’s seat’ has a history going back 150 years


washington (ap) — in the year since supreme court justice antonin scalia’s death last february, the court’s empty spot has often been referred to as “justice scalia’s seat.” but the seat’s history actually goes back more than 150 years. the lineage includes seven men, all but one nominated by republican presidents.the group includes robert jackson, the chief u.s. prosecutor at the post-world war ii nuremberg trials, and two men who went on to become chief justice: william rehnquist and harlan fiske stone. jackson and scalia are considered among the best writers to have served on the court.president donald trump’s supreme court nominee, judge neil gorsuch, mentioned both jackson and scalia on the night of his nomination last week, calling them among the “towering judges” that have held the






donald trump picks neil gorsuch as us supreme court nominee


president donald trump has nominated colorado federal appeals court judge neil gorsuch for the us supreme court.if confirmed by the senate, the 49-year-old would replace the vacancy left at the court by the late justice antonin scalia.trump picks neil gorsuch as nominee for supreme court






supreme court nominee gorsuch has sided with businesses on labor issues


battling over neil gorsuch is beside the point: the supreme court needs an institutional overhauljonathan turleypresident trump nominated neil m. gorsuch as the next supreme court justice tuesday, and senate democrats are already lined up to oppose the nomination. despite the super-heated political rhetoric, the nomination of another conservative jurist to replace justice antonin scalia won’t move the court’s...president trump nominated neil m. gorsuch as the next supreme court justice tuesday, and senate democrats are already lined up to oppose the nomination. despite the super-heated political rhetoric, the nomination of another conservative jurist to replace justice antonin scalia won’t move the court’s... (jonathan turley)






scalia's views mixed with kennedy's style: meet neil gorsuch, trump's pick for t


captionjudge neil m. gorsuch accepts supreme court nominationneil m. gorsuch, a highly regarded conservative jurist best known for upholding religious liberty rights in the legal battles over obamacare, is president trump's supreme court nominee.neil m. gorsuch, a highly regarded conservative jurist best known for upholding religious liberty rights in the legal battles over obamacare, is president trump's supreme court nominee.






vp: gorsuch will join supreme court 'one way or the other'


palm beach, fla. — vice president mike pence is pledging that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch will be seated on the high court "one way or the other."pence's comments during a speech in philadelphia to the federalist society, a conservative legal group, echoed president donald trump's comments from earlier in the week. trump urged the senate's republican leader to s longstanding rules and "go nuclear" if democrats block gorsuch.trump on tuesday nominated the 49-year-old gorsuch — a denver-based u.s. appellate court judge — to a lifetime appointment on the nation's highest court.pence says the supreme court seat left vacant by justice antonin scalia's death belongs to the american people.the vice president says he and trump will work with the senate to ensure gorsuch gets an up or down v






who is judge neil gorsuch?


carrie severino, chief counsel and policy director of the judicial crisis network, joins federalist radio to discuss the nomination of judge neil gorsuch, his credentials, and the senate confirmation process.“in [gorsuch’s] writing style, in the types of arguments he makes, really evokes justice scalia,” severino said. “very entertaining, very thoughtful and well-argued. his commitment to those judicial principles is very clear through his writing.”they discuss the politics behind gorsuch’s confirmation and what whether we can expect trump to have one or two more nominations. “it’s not president obama’s seat. it’s not merrick garland’s seat. it’s not chuck schumer’s seat. this is a seat on the supreme court that ultimately belongs to the american people and the constitution has a method th






updates on neil gorsuch, trump's pick for supreme court


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump’s nomination of neil gorsuch for the supreme court (all times local):2:15 p.m.the first phone call judge neil gorsuch made after being nominated to the supreme court was to judge merrick garland — former president barack obama’s pick for the bench.it was a courtesy call by gorsuch, president donald trump’s selection for the longstanding vacancy created by the death of justice antonin scalia a year ago.the republican-led senate never acted on garland’s nomination for that seat, much to the irritation of democrats who are now threatening to make trouble for gorsuch’s bid.the phone call by gorsuch was confirmed by ron bonjean, who is isting the judge through the nominations process___this is a breaking news update. check back soon for fur






judge neil gorsuch told he is likely trump’s supreme court pick: cnn


conservative u.s. appeals court judge neil gorsuch has been told he is likely president donald trump’s pick to fill a seat on the u.s. supreme court that has been vacant for almost a year, cnn reported on tuesday, citing an unnamed source.gorsuch, 49, who would replace the late antonin scalia, is a judge on the denver-based 10th u.s. circuit court of appeals. he was appointed by president george w. bush in 2006. some democrats in the u.s. senate, which votes on whether to confirm judicial nominees, have already said they would seek to block whoever trump nominates.(reporting by susan heavey; editing by tim ahmann)






trump nominates gorsuch to supreme court


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump nomination of neil gorsuch to serve on the u.s. supreme court (all times edt):8:14 p.m.president donald trump’s nominee to the supreme court is pledging to be a faithful servant of the constitution and the laws of the united states.u.s. appeals court judge neil gorsuch is also thanking trump for giving him a “most solemn ignment.”if confirmed by the senate, gorsuch would succeed justice antonin scalia, whose death nearly a year ago created a vacancy on the nine-member court.but gorsuch’s selection is expected to spark a fierce fight with democrats.___8:12 p.m.president donald trump is praising supreme court pick neil gorsuch for his “extraordinary resume.”trump announced he was nominating gorsuch tuesday night. he says the nominee’s ac






gorsuch will join supreme court 'one way or the other,' pence says


palm beach, fla. — vice president mike pence pledged urday that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch will join the nation's highest court "one way or the other."pence made the pledge during a speech in philadelphia to the federalist society, a conservative legal group. his remarks echoed president donald trump's comments from earlier in the week in which the president urged senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to "go nuclear" and s longstanding rules requiring 60 votes if democrats move to block gorsuch.a least one democratic senator has vowed to block gorsuch's nomination as payback for mcconnell's decision to wait until after the nov. 8 election to fill the opening created by the february 2016 death of justice antonin scalia. the senate held no hearings or votes on the supreme court cand






meet neil gorsuch — trump’s possible scotus nominee


president donald trump has the opportunity to put his signature on the u.s. judicial system, particularly the supreme court. during his term, he is expected to nominate hundreds of federal judges, beginning with filling the high court seat left vacant almost a year ago—on february 13—after the sudden death of justice antonin scalia, a staunch conservative.…






the latest: walker, baldwin get in twitter spat


madison, wis. — the latest on sen. tammy baldwin's opposition to supreme court nominee (all times local):4:30 p.m.republican gov. scott walker and democratic u.s. sen. tammy baldwin are engaging in a public battle of words on twitter.the spat thursday centers on baldwin's decision not to support president donald trump's supreme court nominee neil gorsuch.walker tweeted that baldwin is "out of the mainstream" for not meeting with gorsuch. baldwin responds, "your opportunity to weigh in on gorsuch ended with your short-lived pres paign. focus on fixing wi's roads and bridges."walker shoots back, "maybe that plays well in madison but the rest of the state would like a senator."the online argument comes as both baldwin and walker prepare for re-election bids in 2018. baldwin is running and wal






president trump nominates neil gorsuch for supreme court


president donald trump has nominated federal appeals judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court.the 49-year-old gorsuch has served on the 10th u.s. circuit court of appeals in denver since 2006, after being appointed by president george w. bush. he once worked at the supreme court as a law clerk.advertisement | advertise on newsdayif approved by the senate, gorsuch would take the seat left vacant since justice antonin scalia died last year. republicans refused to consider president barack obama's nominee for the seat, saying the choice should go obama's successor.more coveragelatest news: trump presidencyhe would be the youngest justice since clarence thomas joined the court in 1991 at age 43.trump made the announcement tuesday in a prime-time address from the white house.






trump tells gop senate leader to 'go nuclear' if dems block supreme court pick


president donald trump on wednesday endorsed the use of the "nuclear option" if needed to achieve senate confirmation of his supreme court nominee.citing partisan gridlock in washington, trump said at a white house event that he would support the approval of colorado federal appeals court judge neil gorsuch with 51 votes, instead of the 60 that have traditionally been required in the senate to break a filibuster."if we end up with that gridlock i would say, 'if you can, mitch, go nuclear,' " trump said, referring to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, r-ky. "because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect. i would say it's up to mitch, but i would say, 'go for it.' "trump's remarks come as democrats have launched a pitched battle over gorsuch






the latest: mcconnell praises gorsuch nomination


washington — the latest on president donald trump nomination of neil gorsuch to serve on the u.s. supreme court (all times edt):8:25 p.m.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says president donald trump has made an "outstanding decision" in nominating u.s. appeals court judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court.in a statement, mcconnell says gorsuch has "a long record of faithfully applying the law and the constitution" and notes that he was confirmed by voice vote in the senate in 2006.he is urging democrats not to block the nomination.mcconnell says, "i hope members of the senate will again show him fair consideration and respect the result of the recent election with an up-or-down vote on his nomination, just like the senate treated the four first-term nominees of presidents clinton and






vp: gorsuch will join supreme court ‘one way or the other’


palm beach, fla. (ap) — vice president mike pence pledged urday that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch will join the nation’s highest court “one way or the other.”pence made the pledge during a speech in philadelphia to the federalist society, a conservative legal group. his remarks echoed president donald trump’s comments from earlier in the week in which the president urged senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to “go nuclear” and s longstanding rules requiring 60 votes if democrats move to block gorsuch.a least one democratic senator has vowed to block gorsuch’s nomination as payback for mcconnell’s decision to wait until after the nov. 8 election to fill the opening created by the february 2016 death of justice antonin scalia. the senate held no hearings or votes on the supreme court






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captionjudge neil m. gorsuch accepts supreme court nominationneil m. gorsuch, a highly regarded conservative jurist best known for upholding religious liberty rights in the legal battles over obamacare, is president trump's supreme court nominee.neil m. gorsuch, a highly regarded conservative jurist best known for upholding religious liberty rights in the legal battles over obamacare, is president trump's supreme court nominee.






protests greet donald trump's nomination of neil gorsuch


protests have been taking place outside the us supreme court at the nomination of neil gorsuch by donald trump.labor union leader mary kay henry was among those to voice her opposition.trump picks neil gorsuch as nominee for supreme courtsupreme court neil gorsuch: who is trump's nominee?






on anniversary of scalia's death, will his legacy live on in neil gorsuch?


the late justice antonin scalia and judge neil gorsuch, who is in line to be his successor, on the colorado river during a fishing trip.(photo: glenn summers)connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — when supreme court justice antonin scalia delivered the oliver wendell holmes jr. lecture at harvard law school on valentine's day in 1989, he made quite an impression on a first-year law student from colorado named neil gorsuch.scalia spoke on "the rule of law as a law of rules," a legal philosophy in which judges limit their discretion by adhering to the letter of the constitution, laws and court precedents. just months later, he sided with the majority in declaring that flag-burning is constitutionally protected speech — a result he would have opposed, he said countless times thereafter, "if i w






both trump's supreme court "finalists" will be at white house for announcement


president donald trump has two “finalists” for his supreme court nomination -- and both of them will be at the white house tonight.a administration source with knowledge of the situation told cbs news that both colorado-based judge neil gorsuch and pennsylvania-based judge thomas hardiman will be at the white house tuesday. mr.  trump is expected to formally announce his pick at 8 p.m. et.judge thomas hardiman of pennsylvania (left), judge neil gorsuch of colorado (right) ap if confirmed by the senate, the nominee would fill the supreme court seat left vacant by the late justice antonin scalia, who suddenly died last february.president obama had nominated judge merrick garland to the bench, but senate republicans refused to consider his nomination because they wanted the outcome of the ele






trump's supreme court nominee - watch live


7:33 p.m. et with just half an hour to go until mr. trump’s announcement, the president tweeted saying he’ll be announcing his “very important decision”:president trump is expected the reveal the name of his first supreme court nominee at 8 p.m. et in his first prime time address as president.cbs news’ jan crawford has reported that the president’s choice e down to two men -- neil gorsuch of colorado and thomas hardiman of pennsylvania, both of whom are expected to be on hand for tonight’s announcement. the two have very different backgrounds but are both considered solid conservatives. on monday, mr. trump told reporters, “i think you will be very impressed with this person.”watch trump’s supreme court nominee announcement live on cbsn. coverage begins at 7 p.m. et  with degrees from harv






mom sentenced for giving baby methadone, causing her death


mays landing, n.j. — a new jersey woman who caused her 7-month-old daughter's death by giving her methadone has been sentenced to eight years in prison.atlantic county prosecutors say 33-year-old lisa scalia must serve nearly seven years of the term imposed monday before she becomes eligible for parole. the ventnor woman previously had pleaded guilty to aggravated ault as part of a plea deal.authorities have said scalia gave her baby methadone in january 2016 and also rolled onto the while she was high on drugs. they say the baby died from the methadone.the child was found unconscious at scalia's home and died five days later at a hospital.authorities say scalia had 34 bags of heroin and 10 oxycodone pills.






trump picks neil gorsuch as nominee for supreme court.


media captionpresident donald trump: "was that a surprise? was it?"president donald trump has unveiled neil gorsuch as his nominee for the us supreme court.the 49-year-old is currently a federal appeals court judge sitting in denver, colorado. if confirmed, he would replace the vacancy left on the high court by the late justice antonin scalia. the nomination will have to be confirmed by the senate, where democrats have threatened to block any candidate seen as too conservative. who are the current eight justices?why is the supreme court so important?mr trump said judge gorsuch had a" superb intellect, an unparalleled legal education, and a commitment to interpreting the constitution according to text".media captionthe supreme court has been without a full bench for almost a full year."judg






trump nominates gorsuch to supreme court


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump nomination of neil gorsuch to serve on the u.s. supreme court (all times edt):9 p.m.senate democratic leader charles schumer says he has “serious doubts” that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch is within what democrats consider the legal mainstream.schumer said in a statement tuesday night that gorsuch “has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent justice on the court.”schumer says the senate “must insist” on 60 votes for any supreme court nominee, meaning the nominee would have to receive bipartisan support.schumer has not said whether he would






donald trump appoints neil gorsuch to the supreme court


president donald trump delivered on his paign trail promise that he would appoint a “pro-life” justice to fill the late justice antonin scalia’s seat on the supreme court. trump brought his two top choices to primetime television, which made for what the new york times referred to as “the apprentice, scotus edition.” the 45th president of the united states tamed the short-lived suspense by tabbing conservative jurist, neil gorsuch as the newest justice to the supreme court.read: frank ocean on donald trump’s inauguration: “we all know your event was dry”trump began eschewing praise for the harvard law grad stating, “judge gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline and has earned bipartisan support. it is an extraordinary résumé — as good as it gets.”gorsu






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his nomination has become among trump’s most controversial, in part because of his hostility to government safety net programs, including medicaid and medicare.democrats have also been critical of price’s extensive trading in healthcare stocks while he has been in congress, and in some cases while he has pushed legislation that would benefit his portfolio.price has denied any wrongdoing.also drawing criticism was price’s purchase of discounted shares in an australian biotech firm, innate immunothe utics, which the wall street journal says he was offered through a private deal not available to general shareholders.price denied that his purchase of the shares was improper, and senate republicans have rallied to his side, saying he did not violate any ethics rules.caption90 seconds: 4 stories






supreme court pick neil gorsuch started a ‘fascism forever’ club as a student at


president donald trump’s nominee for u.s. supreme court justice reportedly founded a club called “fascism forever” as a student at an elite prep school.neil gorsuch, an appellate judge on the u.s. court of appeals for the tenth circuit, founded the club during his freshman year at the prestigious georgetown preparatory school in the 1980s, reported the daily mail.“the name may be inconvenient for a supreme court nominee facing a tough confirmation battle,” reported alana goodman for the newspaper. “however, it also shows the depth of gorscuch’s right-wing credentials – and his penchant for mischief while attending his exclusive prep school in the 1980s.”yearbooks show the fascism forever club was set up to oppose the “liberal” views of the maryland school’s administration.according to the






schumer says gorsuch isn’t in mainstream – the denver post


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump nomination of neil gorsuch to serve on the u.s. supreme court (all times edt):9 p.m.senate democratic leader charles schumer says he has “serious doubts” that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch is within what democrats consider the legal mainstream.schumer said in a statement tuesday night that gorsuch “has repeatedly sided with corporations over working people, demonstrated a hostility toward women’s rights, and most troubling, hewed to an ideological approach to jurisprudence that makes me skeptical that he can be a strong, independent justice on the court.”schumer says the senate “must insist” on 60 votes for any supreme court nominee, meaning the nominee would have to receive bipartisan support.schumer has not said whether he would






trump picks conservative neil gorsuch for supreme court


us president donald trump has nominated neil gorsuch to the us supreme court, picking the 49-year-old to restore the court's conservative majority and shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.the colorado native faces a potentially contentious confirmation battle in the us senate after republicans last year refused to consider democratic president barack obama's nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the february 2016 death of conservative justice antonin scalia.the senate's top democrat, chuck schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat senate rather than a simple majority to approve gorsuch, and expressed "very serious doubts" about the nominee.liberal groups called for an all






trump's supreme court nominee - live blog


8:30 p.m. et reactions are pouring in to mr. trump’s selection of gorsuch for the supreme court vacancy -- and from republicans, they are overwhelmingly positive.senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said mr. trump “made an outstanding decision” by picking gorsuch.“he has an impressive background and a long record of faithfully applying the law and the constitution,” mcconnell said.house speaker paul ryan, too, called gorsuch “phenomenal.”“in judge neil gorsuch, president trump has fulfilled his pledge to nominate a judge who has a demonstrated loyalty to the constitution and a strong commitment to life,” he said in a statement.and sen. chuck gr ley (r-iowa), who chairs the senate judiciary committee, said in a statement that gorsuch is respected by democrats and republicans alike.“judge






gorsuch, scalia and - chicago tribune


during his senate confirmation hearings, neil gorsuch may be grilled on such legal topics as due process, enumerated powers and stare decisis. i'm hoping the discussion will also get around to a less arid subject: .not that i care what the supreme court nominee does under the sheets, and the dialogue i envision would probably qualify as pg-13. but his view of two major rulings on state laws banning certain types of ual conduct is worth investigating. a candid discussion might make americans wonder whether the judicial philosophy he upholds is quite as appealing as it sounds.in nominating gorsuch, president donald trump said he wanted to duplicate the late justice antonin scalia's "image and genius." gorsuch described scalia, whose death created the vacancy he was chosen to fill, as a "lion






donald trump's supreme court nominee announcement: 'was that a surprise?


us president donald trump has nominated neil gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the supreme court.mr gorsuch, 49, is a federal appeals court judge sitting in denver.trump picks neil gorsuch as nominee for supreme court






trump picks conservative neil gorsuch for supreme court


us president donald trump has nominated neil gorsuch to the us supreme court, picking the 49-year-old to restore the court's conservative majority and shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.the colorado native faces a potentially contentious confirmation battle in the us senate after republicans last year refused to consider democratic president barack obama's nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the february 2016 death of conservative justice antonin scalia.the senate's top democrat, chuck schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat senate rather than a simple majority to approve gorsuch, and expressed "very serious doubts" about the nominee.liberal groups called for an all






trump picks conservative neil gorsuch for supreme court


us president donald trump has nominated neil gorsuch to the us supreme court, picking the 49-year-old to restore the court's conservative majority and shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.the colorado native faces a potentially contentious confirmation battle in the us senate after republicans last year refused to consider democratic president barack obama's nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the february 2016 death of conservative justice antonin scalia.the senate's top democrat, chuck schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat senate rather than a simple majority to approve gorsuch, and expressed "very serious doubts" about the nominee.liberal groups called for an all






president donald trump announces his supreme court selection


president donald trump has called a press conference for tuesday night to announce his selection to fill the seat on the supreme court to fill the seat long left open by the death of justice antonin scalia.according to cnn, the president invited what most expect to be his top two contenders for the post, federal judges neil gorsuch and thomas hardiman, to washington for the announcement.the seat has remained open since the gop blocked ex-president obama’s choice to fill to sit on the court, justice merrick garland of the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia circuit.watch the video below:






trump picks neil gorsuch for supreme court


judge neil gorsuch, president donald trump's nominee for the supreme court, has been on the u.s. 10th circuit court of appeals since 2006. here are summaries of some of his notable opinions: hobby lobby stores v. sebelius gorsuch voted with a majority of the 10th circuit in favor of privately held... (tribune news services)






'justice scalia's seat' has a history going back 150 years


washington — on the night judge neil gorsuch was nominated to fill justice antonin scalia's seat on the u.s. supreme court, he was thinking about history."the towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the supreme court, including antonin scalia and robert jackson, are much in my mind at this moment," gorsuch said in the east room of the white house following his nomination by president donald trump.in the year since scalia's death last february, the court's empty spot has often been referred to as "justice scalia's seat." but as gorsuch suggested, the seat's history actually goes back more than 150 years. the lineage includes seven men, all but one nominated to the seat by republican presidents.the group includes jackson, the chief u.s. prosecutor at the post-world war ii






'justice scalia's seat' has a history going back 150 years


washington — on the night judge neil gorsuch was nominated to fill justice antonin scalia's seat on the u.s. supreme court, he was thinking about history."the towering judges that have served in this particular seat on the supreme court, including antonin scalia and robert jackson, are much in my mind at this moment," gorsuch said in the east room of the white house following his nomination by president donald trump.in the year since scalia's death last february, the court's empty spot has often been referred to as "justice scalia's seat." but as gorsuch suggested, the seat's history actually goes back more than 150 years. the lineage includes seven men, all but one nominated to the seat by republican presidents.the group includes jackson, the chief u.s. prosecutor at the post-world war ii






trump’s supreme court pick can take his time ordering robes


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypresident donald trump shakes hands with appeals court judge neil gorsuch, his choice to replace justice antonin scalia on the supreme court, on tuesday, jan. 31, 2017. (credit: ap / carolyn kaster) and now the battlethe fight senate democrats are girding to wage against the president’s choice for the u.s. supreme court — court of appeals judge neil gorsuch — is about much more than their loathing of donald trump. it’s about the short-term past and the long-term future.there is payback for republicans refusing to consider president barack obama’s nomination of merrick garland....






white house plans major outreach by gorsuch – the denver post


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump nomination of neil gorsuch to serve on the u.s. supreme court (all times edt):10:20 p.m.the white house is planning a major outreach effort to get neil gorsuch confirmed as the next supreme court justice.white house press secretary sean spicer says the white house is planning a series of briefings with house and senate staff about trump’s pick.gorsuch is expected to travel wednesday to capitol hill to begin meetings with lawmakers, including senate judiciary committee members.spicer says the white house is “going to work really, really hard” to get trump’s pick confirmed.___9 p.m.senate democratic leader charles schumer says he has “serious doubts” that supreme court nominee neil gorsuch is within what democrats consider the legal main