Gorsuch Confirmation Fight To Begin, But No Energetic Opposition From Dems

Gorsuch Confirmation Fight To Begin, But No Energetic Opposition From Dems

Gorsuch Confirmation Fight To Begin, But No Energetic Opposition From Dems

The seat was held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of 2016. Most of the conservative fire has been directed at seven Democratic senators in states where President Trump won previous year, trying to push them into beating back an expected blockade of Gorsuch's nomination from liberal Democrats.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, will preside over the hearing for Judge Gorsuch Monday.

Another line of attack previewed by Democratic leader Chuck Schumer at the same event is to focus on rulings Gorsuch, 49, has authored in which corporate interests won out over individual workers.

One case involved truck driver Alphonse Maddin, who was sacked after he disobeyed a supervisor and abandoned his trailer at the side of a road after the brakes froze.

JCN partners with approximately 50 national and state-based policy groups, including Americans for Prosperity, Concerned Veterans of America, and the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, to coordinate messaging on the looming confirmation battle and help them understand Gorsuch's record as a judge.

Democrats will also press Gorsuch on his role as a Justice Department lawyer under Bush from 2005 to 2006, when he helped defend controversial policies enacted after the September 11, 2001 attacks, including the administration's expansive use of aggressive interrogation techniques.

In his 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia, for example, Gorsuch rejected the case for legalizing assisted suicide on the grounds that "human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable, and the taking of human life by private persons is always wrong".

Across the country, from Trump's announcement of Gorsuch on January 31 until last week, total ad spending was more than $3.3 million supporting Gorsuch, with just $181,000 from liberal groups opposing his confirmation, according to the GOP estimate.

First Day of Spring 2017: All the Memes You Need to See
At the summer solstice, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted toward the sun and gets more direct sunlight. Although the equinox falls on March 20 in 2017, it can also take place on March 19 or 21 .

It's up to the committee's Democrats to make sure Gorsuch does not get away with dodging questions in this fashion.

Much is at stake for Trump and his Republican Party. If Gorsuch is approved by the Senate, as expected, he would restore a narrow 5-4 conservative majority on the court. "He is not a big fan of administrative agencies, which in the coming years will be doing what President Trump is asking them to do". "His track record shows that he would not be a mainstream Supreme Court Justice".

For Democrats, the hearing will dredge up bitter feelings. Continuing a pattern that has become all too familiar during the past two months of confirmation hearings, frantic attempts to impede the appointment of the President's nominees have fallen flat when confronted with the truth.

Since Scalia's death the court has been divided equally 4-4 between conservatives and liberals.

But even if the Democrats do come out swinging, all of their efforts could be for naught if Gorsuch doesn't answer their questions.

Three court justices are elderly.

Advocates also cited cases related to employment accommodations, restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities, discrimination claims and other circumstances where they say Gorsuch took a narrow view of civil rights protections.

Recommended News

  • Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

    Trump administration appeals block of revised travel ban

    Because Trump is challenging the Maryland judge's decision, the next battle is in the Richmond, Va. -based 4th U.S. The judge discounted that the revised ban removed exceptions for Christians in the six countries listed.

    Trump's $1.1tr budget seeks to boost military

    To hike the Pentagon budget by $54 billion, he said , the president chose to make corresponding $54 billion cuts elsewhere. So they may not have time to actually read everything that comes across their desks before the next tweet or blog post .
    SC Gamecocks Beat Duke, Advances to Sweet 16

    SC Gamecocks Beat Duke, Advances to Sweet 16

    The program won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time since advancing to the Elite Eight and losing to Stanford in 1998. Jackson took over from there, scoring 8 of the next 10 points for the Jayhawks as they pushed their lead back to 64-57.
  • 'Sesame Street' To Introduce First Muppet With Autism

    Now, Julia will finally be joining the regular cast of Sesame Street , and her puppet was crafted with careful consideration. She's a muppet, naturally. "It's important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like", she told 60 Minutes .
    Mayo's Noseworthy responds to reaction to his leaked insurance comments

    Mayo's Noseworthy responds to reaction to his leaked insurance comments

    She said that in her view, nothing that is happening with the health care law on the federal level changes those requirements. Those comments attracted the attention of many groups, including the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services.
    'Beauty and the Beast' enchants S. Korean box office

    'Beauty and the Beast' enchants S. Korean box office

    Online ticket seller Fandango said the film is the best advance-selling family movie in the Los Angeles company's 17-year history. Other live action remakes in development at Disney: " Dumbo ", "The Lion King", " Aladdin ", " Mulan " and "Pinocchio".
  • 16 killed in Ghana waterfall accident

    16 killed in Ghana waterfall accident

    He said 11 people were receiving treatment, including one of the school administrators in charge of the trip. The rescue team used chainsaws to cut through logs before they could retrieve bodies trapped in the water.

    Anna Nordqvist leads Founders Cup

    Park tied for fifth at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, and won the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore two weeks ago. New Zealander Lydia Ko shot a 63 on Saturday to be in a tie for seventh at 16-under 200.
    Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

    Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

    The group is sworn to Israel's destruction, and fired thousands of rockets into Israel during a monthlong war in 2006. Russian Federation and Israel's arch-foe Iran has supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime in the war.
  • Nubia launches Z11 Mini S in India with 23MP camera

    Nubia launches Z11 Mini S in India with 23MP camera

    Like mentioned earlier, the Z11 MiniS comes with a 23MP rear camera with PDAF, six-piece (6P) lens, and LED flash support. On the front, the Z11 Mini S comes with a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and Phase Detection Autofocus.
    Dion Waiters Sprains Ankle; No Timeline for Return

    Dion Waiters Sprains Ankle; No Timeline for Return

    The Minnesota Timberwolves game tonight against to the Miami Heat Live Streaming is available on FOX Sport NORTH, NBATV . All throughout this impressive turnaround of a season, Dragic has served as the catalyst for Miami's dynamic offense.
    Robredo camp calls impeachment threat 'irresponsible'

    Robredo camp calls impeachment threat 'irresponsible'

    Earl Blumenauer, member of the US Congress from OR , who that, "What's been happening in the Philippines is horrifying". The Palace said an impeachment complaint against Robredo was within the purview of the speaker.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.