The statement kicked off a day of opening statements - and opening statements only - as a kind of appetizer for the main course on Tuesday, when Gorsuch will endure 30-minute rounds of questions from the 20 committee members.
While Gorsuch was the one sitting before the committee, another jurist - Judge Merrick Garland - never was far from the minds of the Democrats as they began their examination of the Supreme Court nominee.
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, a 49-year-old Colorado native and judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, was nominated by President Trump to the nation's highest court. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Colorado Springs Gazette tweeted a copy of the letter Monday.
Hawaii Democrat Mazie Hirono told the judge, "You rarely seem to rule in favor of the little guy". Before that, he was a high-ranking official in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush. And I look forward to the conversation we'll all have about the meaning of our Constitution and the job of a Supreme Court Justice in our constitutional scheme, Grassley says. Democratic groups are pushing senators to not confirm Gorsuch, pointing to problematic rulings and demanding that the Democrats stand in unity against the nominee.
"Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-conservative jurist who will undermine our basic freedoms and threaten the independence of the federal judiciary", they wrote. "And that's a question that [he] needs to confront better than he has". Gorsuch sat and listened, mostly in silence, for more than four hours as Democrats repeatedly talked about the other judge they wished were there instead.
'Judge Gorsuch outlined how law firms, and companies in general, had to ask female interviewees about pregnancy plans in order to protect the company, ' Sisk says.
Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has urged the Senate judiciary committee to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the USA supreme court in an endorsement letter written on official team letterhead.
In October, Cruz suggested that the Senate might choose to leave Scalia's seat open indefinitely if Clinton won the presidential election. "Because that would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was put up to that neglect".
"I have been approached a couple times (about running for office)", Elway said in a 2015 interview with Fox News.
"We're not hearing from enough of the Democratic senators that they will fight this nomination with everything they have".
Whatever happens, though, the new film is sure to be an important movie for little girls (and everyone, really) to see. So, perhaps, moving the film away from musical status is a strategic move to depict a stronger, more independent hero.
The claim brought a rare public denial from GCHQ which described the suggestion as "utterly ridiculous". The former envoy further censured the NY billionaire for his " famous reluctance to admit mistakes ".
Trump made the comments to reporters as he departed his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he spent the weekend. He has already accused China of doing too little to help curb Pyongyang's weapons drive.
The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to terms on Sunday with free agent forward Omri Casspi, according to multiple reports. Minnesota now is 4.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs.
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Authorities say the suspect has a Washington driver's license, and apparently moves around the country on a regular basis. Manito was released Friday evening, but his immigration status could complicate matters.
The counterpoint to this would be that Kaepernick made a decision to opt out of a deal he already had in place with the 49ers. Kaepernick, who plans to stand for the anthem in 2017, was close to landing on a new team, Lynch said.
One his assistants, David Laryea, also from Ghana, had charges against him dismissed by Fifa's disciplinary committee. The 42-year-old Lamptey joined FIFA's list of worldwide referees in 2005 but was never selected for a World Cup.
The Dalai Lama denies espousing violence and says he only wants genuine autonomy for his remote Himalayan homeland. Prominent Citizens and Senior Administrative Officers were present at the State hangar to welcome Dalai Lama.
Researchers have suggested the church was "deeply implicated" in the genocide, with the country's churches serving as "killing fields".
Ryan: More help for older people needed in GOP health bill
Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she would not vote for the measure without additional changes to provide more aid to older Americans. Three of Pennsylvania's 13 congressional Republicans have said they plan to vote "no" on the bill, each citing different reasons.
Shooting Reported at Temple City Sheriff's Station
Joe Mendoza, while the man was in the station, a deputy learned that he was wanted on a $40,000 felony warrant. Two armored vehicles entered the parking lot about 8 a.m., with one of the vehicles approaching the SUV.
Drake's latest project, More Life, is now streaming everywhere
The new album is one of the more highly anticipated new albums of the year and you'll want to make sure you get your hands on it. In that opening track, he endearingly admits "I still drunk text J.Lo", a reference to his brief romance with Jennifer Lopez.