as declared in The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Your Senators need to know you support Judge Gorsuch.
Judge Gorsuch will honor the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, as he is also a strong believer that judges should base their decisions on the law and the Constitution, not on their own policy preferences or personal feelings.
AFBF President Duvall said, “We are encouraged by his past positions that courts should not blindly defer to regulating agencies, but should perform their constitutional role of interpreting the laws that Congress writes.
Judge Gorsuch’s writing consistently conveys the themes of limits on the power of the administrative state, the proper role of the courts, and the constitutional restrictions on Congress’ authority to delegate “lawmaking” power to agencies.
according to But Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the GOP whip, predicted enough Republicans would vote together to approve the nuclear option.
Republicans threaten controversial nuclear optionWhile Republicans can win at the end of the day using the nuclear option, it’s not a choice they’re particularly thrilled to make.
If Republicans hold together and the nuclear option passes, the Senate would vote again to break the filibuster of Gorsuch, this time needing just 51 votes to do so.
When asked whether he’d support the nuclear option, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said he hopes it doesn’t get to that point and questioned “whether long term it makes any sense at all.”
While unlikely, Democrats are hoping their filibuster will result in Republicans deciding against using the nuclear option and instead put forth a different nominee.
according to Whitehouse acknowledged that the 10th Circuit court on which Gorsuch serves rarely has party-line decisions, but noted the Supreme Court has had numerous 5-4 rulings.
Democrats are concerned that despite his professed independence, Gorsuch would act as a reliable conservative vote on a split court.
Democrats, though, entered the final stretch of the hearings suggesting Gorsuch was more evasive than most.
Republicans, though, have ridiculed the calls – and have the votes to push the nomination through if necessary, even if it means lowering the Senate vote threshold for confirmation.
As Gorsuch plowed through his second day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, congressional leaders already were setting the stage for the next step: the confirmation vote.
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