Gorsuch emphasized "the importance of an independent judiciary".
In past hearings, the questions have centered around the nominee's legal qualifications, decisions as a judge, positions on political issues, interpretations of the Constitution, general legal philosophy and current legal controversies. For the executive to ensure those laws are faithfully enforced.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recounted Monday some of the policies of previous presidents that could have been wielded against Democratic Supreme Court nominees to show the hypocrisy of the questions being asked of President Trump's nominee, Judge Gorsuch. Since Scalia's death, the court has been split 4-4 between conservatives and liberals.
Gorsuch's entry to the committee room caused a lighthearted moment because there was such a din of shutter clicks from media photographers that the 49-year-old appeals court judge couldn't keep a straight face as he sat down at the witness table. That's compared to 24 percent who expressed a negative view of the nominee,
Following opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will deliver his opening statement at his confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. Forty-one percent said they would not be justified in doing so. The more partisan his confirmation hearing gets, and the more the battle lines are drawn, the harder it could be for the GOP to round up the eight votes they would then need.
-Jennifer Sisk, a lawyer in Colorado who took a class with Neil Gorsuch in the spring semester 2016, writing a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee about comments the judge supposedly made in class. "Some of my colleagues seem to have rediscovered an appreciation for the need to confine each branch of government to its proper sphere". "His grasp on the separation of powers_including judicial independence_enlivens his body of work", Grassley said in prepared remarks ahead of the hearing.
The senator, a Democrat, said she is concerned about the working poor, Muslim Americans who are the victims of hate crimes, preserving the choice of women in health care and protecting the rights of gays and lesbians.
Leahy said Republicans are now pressing to "rubber stamp a nominee selected by extreme interest groups".
The disclaimer (and covering fire) follows an intense examination of Gorscuh and his record in the aftermath of his January 31 nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Some Democrats also aimed their attacks at President Trump.
"I am deeply disappointed that it is under these circumstances that we begin these hearings", California's Sen. "And we are here today to fight back". The bar is always high to achieve a seat on the Supreme Court, but in these unusual times - when there is unprecedented stress on our system of checks and balances - the bar is even higher for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to demonstrate independence.
Ars Technica delivered an early review after 30 hours with the game, characterising it as " Dragon Age: Inquisition in space". Andromeda's first hours are cringeworthy enough to disappoint anyone expecting more substance and thoughtful exposition.
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.
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.
Spike President Kevin Kay told MMAjunkie the fight card drew 100,000 buys. "I've made upwards of 80 grand on a fight on sponsors". There is now no word on when Bader will debut or who he will challenge first. "Leaving, it's kind of bittersweet", Bader said.
The Korean tech giant is expected to introduce the Galaxy S8 with curved displays covering the entire front of the smartphone. The fingerprint sensor will be on the back, based on numerous reports and leaked images, and it won't be in the best location.
So far, OPEC has delivered almost all the cutbacks it promised, mostly because Saudi Arabia has pulled back more than it agreed. The price action would be more bearish on a move below the 38.2% of the move up from the June 2016 low at the $47.60.
Until March 25, you can get a free copy of Mass Effect Andromeda with any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console bundle. I'm not a die-hard Mass Effect loyalist and didn't hold up unrealistic hopes for this game.
By reclaiming the American version of Top Gear , the network will air two versions of the same show by year's end. Each week, a new celebrity will compete for the best time on the " Top Gear " studio and track, Speed Vegas.
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.
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.
Cruz: Gorsuch nomination has "superlegitimacy"
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.
Wolves sign free agent Omri Casspi
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.