Newly appointed Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch has just provided some interesting details of his professional and personal history and including some of the most significant cases he presided over.
Gorsuch wrote: “On January 30, 2017, I received a call from the President informing me that he would nominate me for the Supreme Court vacancy.”
As asked, Gorsuch submitted a questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was made public by the committee Saturday. The questionnaire also contained personal information about Gorsuch. Gorsuch is a member of two country clubs; Federalist Society; and served with a nonprofit that helped low income students living in public housing graduate high school.
Furthermore, Gorsuch shared some of his most significant cases over which he presided. The cases include a Native American inmate wanting to exercise his religious liberty in prison and companies wanting to avoid certain requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Gorsuch stated: “During my time as a judge, certain colleagues and I became concerned with the quality of representation death row inmates received in their federal habeas proceedings.”
After receiving the questionnaire, Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley stated:
“I appreciate Judge Gorsuch working diligently to return his questionnaire in a timely fashion. He’s gone to great lengths to produce the material requested by the Judiciary Committee. I look forward to reviewing the material and asking him questions when he appears before the committee.”
Is Gorsuch just the right man for the job, or what?