The 49-year-old judge, who sits on the appeals court in Denver and lives in Boulder, was nominated by Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left by the February 2016 death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia.
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is conducting the nomination hearing. "Justice Ginsberg, Justice Breyer. were not asked those questions, and Judge Gorsuch should not be either".
"That's my record and that's how we do things in the West". For sure, judges aren't free to "update" the Constitution.
He added: "If judges were just secret legislators, declaring not what the law is but what they would like it to be, the very idea of a government by the people and for the people would be at risk".
"Two wrongs never make a right", he told the committee. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has said he expects the entire process to last roughly six weeks, and hopes to have Gorsuch on the court before the Senate leaves for its Easter recess.
If Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court. He continued talking about the limited role of judges.
Gorsuch, 49, now serves on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Much is at stake for Trump and his Republican Party. Sisk remembers telling leadership that Gorsuch was an otherwise good professor, but that these comments struck her as "problematic", especially because she grew up hearing her own mother talk about the discrimination she'd faced when she attended law school in the 1970s. Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse took a jab directly at Gorsuch, saying that Garland was "even more qualified than you, and that's saying something". Not one senator voted against Gorsuch's confirmation.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, argued that the Senate owes a president discretion in picking his judicial nominees and pointed out that Gorsuch had received the highest rating possible from the American Bar Association, the "gold standard" in vetting judicial nominees.
Gorsuch has not participated in a major ruling on abortion, but Democrats are aiming to cast his views on that issues and others as outside the mainstream. What will the goals of both parties be in grilling, or supporting, Judge Gorsuch?
Leahy said Republicans are now pressing to "rubber stamp a nominee selected by extreme interest groups".
"They decide cases or controversies".
"The president has gravely undermined (the presidency) and that is why I believe you have a special responsibility here this week, which is to advocate and defend the independence of our judiciary against those kinds of attacks", U.S. Sen.
Gorsuch's nomination is of particular importance to Cruz, who fought Trump to the bitter end in the presidential race and for months declined to endorse the GOP nominee.
Gorsuch needs nine Democrats to be confirmed. The other Republicans are Orrin G. Hatch (UT), John Cornyn (TX), Ted Cruz (TX), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thom Tillis (NC), Lindsey Graham (SC), Michael S. Lee (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), Mike Crapo (ID), and John Kennedy (LA).
The only time we saw him play golf with a leader, the president gave Japan's prime minister a pat on the shoulder. During his campaign, Donald Trump was a critic of President Barack Obama's penchant for hitting the links.
Following sporadic showers here and there Monday night , the next morning arrives with clouds and expected highs in the lower 60s. Right now it looks like most of the rain and snow will pass north of the area, but we'll track that potential through the week.
Trump hasn't released his tax returns, but during the election campaign he claimed to be worth in excess of $ 10 billion . Much of Trump's slide, the publication said, is linked to a drop in the value of real estate in midtown Manhattan.
Meanwhile, Tesla is doing about 1 million miles per day thanks to the cumulative efforts of thousands of its vehicles on the road. We won't spoil the news, but we will say it is one of the biggest swings in Tesla's stock price we have seen in a long time.
Julia sometimes takes a while to answer questions, and she tends to repeat what her friends say, because she has autism. In the episode, called "Meet Julia " the character of Alan carefully answers questions about Julia's autism disorder.
The combined revenues of the merged entity will be Rs 81,403 crore, making it the single largest in the country. This valuation excludes Vodafone's 42% stake in Indus Towers and Idea's holding in the tower company of 11.15%.
The attack targeted a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighbourhood, police and hospital officials said. Iraqi government forces backed by the US-led worldwide coalition have since retaken many cities, including Tikrit.
It wasn't until McIlroy spoke about the round to No Laying Up that the Trump Administration had to correct the record. The White House didn't confirm whether the president played golf during his almost four hours at the course.
All of those potential advantages become moot though if the Celtics don't take care of business Monday. The Wizards will have a chance to get back in the win column on Wednesday when they host the Hawks .
This proposal would have pared Pennsylvania's NIH grant allotment to just $1.3 billion if it had been applied this year. Every agency is now under a spending freeze that took effect last fall after Congress failed to pass a budget for 2017.
Villanova: The Wildcats showed why they're champions by stepping up when it counted, shooting 63 percent in the second half. Pelzman and Jerry Carino analyze Seton Hall's 77-71 loss to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
On Monday, March 20th Apple announced that the Online Apple Store will be down overnight for roughly five and a half hours. Apart from this, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro along with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro are expected to be updated as well.
Get ready for tornado drill
IU's tornado warning alert system is meant to automatically activate when the National Weather Service issues a warning. If widespread severe weather threatens the Commonwealth on that date, the drill will be rescheduled for 9:45 a.m.
Former NI deputy first minister Martin McGuinness dies aged 66
Born in Derry in 1950, he leaves the republican movement in Northern Ireland in a position of unparalleled political strength. He was forced to step down in January, a number of months before a planned retirement, because of an undisclosed illness.