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What Regional Papers Are Saying About Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

- February 1, 2017

Newspapers Across The Country Praise Judge Gorsuch's Qualifications And Call On Democrats To Stand Down From Obstructing A Confirmation Hearing And Vote

Colorado

The Colorado Spring Gazette Headline: "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch" (Editorial, "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch," The Colorado Springs Gazette , 1/31/17)

  • The Colorado Springs Gazette : "A Defender Of Liberty And Justice." "Trump could not have made a better Supreme Court appointment than Gorsuch. He is a defender of liberty and justice and stands the best chance of filling the prodigious void created by Scalia's death." (Editorial, "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch," The Colorado Springs Gazette , 1/31/17)

The Denver Post : Gorsuch "Is Well-Regarded Within Colorado's Legal Community And Nationally." "Though Gorsuch is well-regarded within Colorado's legal community and nationally, he probably faces a tough confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate." (Mark K. Matthews, "Donald Trump Nominates Colorado's Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court," The Denver Post , 1/31/17)

Boulder Daily Camera : Gorsuch "Is Widely Respected Among His Disproportionately Liberal Peers, Colleagues And Students In Bolder, Who Describe Him As Brilliant, Thoughtful, And Charming." (Alex Burness, "Students Of Supreme Court Candidate Neil Gorsuch At CU Law School Cite Fairness, Dedication To Truth," Boulder Daily Camera , 1/31/17)

Michigan

The Detroit News' David Savage: Gorsuch Is "A Clear, Impassioned Writer." "Like Scalia, Gorsuch, 49, who serves on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, is a well-respected conservative who believes judges should decide cases based on the law as it was understood when passed, not on how they think it should be. He's a clear, impassioned writer, albeit without Scalia's flare for biting sarcasm." (David G. Savage, "Gorsuch Could Fall Between Scalia And Kennedy," The Detroit News , 1/31/17)

Detroit Free Press Editorial Board: "Neil Gorsuch Is A Man Any Number Of Conservative Republican Presidents Might Have Been Proud To Send To The Nation's Highest Court." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch, A Shrewd Choice For A Stolen Supreme Court Seat," Detroit Free Press , 2/1/17)

  • Detroit Free Press : "His Academic Credentials And Professional Experience Match Those Of Some Of His Most Distinguished Predecessors; Indeed, There Is Scarcely An Elite Legal Circle In Which He Is Not A Card-Carrying Member." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch, A Shrewd Choice For A Stolen Supreme Court Seat," Detroit Free Press , 2/1/17)

Florida

The Tampa Bay Times: "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote" (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote," Tampa Bay Times , 2/1/17)

  • Tampa Bay Times: Democrats Filibustering Gorsuch's Confirmation "Would Be A Terrible Mistake." "Garland would have been a fine justice and is more moderate than Gorsuch, and it's understandable Democrats now want to block Gorsuch's confirmation from moving forward by filibustering. That would be a terrible mistake." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote," Tampa Bay Times , 2/1/17)

Ohio

The Dayton Daily News : Gorsuch "Strongly Backed By More Conservative Groups ." "President Donald Trump on Tuesday selected federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, moving to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with someone strongly backed by more conservative groups, as Mr. Trump urged Democrats to support his nominee. 'The qualifications of Judge Gorsuch are beyond dispute,' President Trump said at the White House, as he praised Gorsuch's experience as a lawyer and appellate judge. 'It is an extraordinary resume,' the President said. 'As good as it gets.'" (Jamie Dupree, "President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch For U.S. Supreme Court," The Dayton Daily News , 1/31/17)

Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer : Gorsuch "Closely Matches" A "Revered Figure On The Right." "Neil Gorsuch, a conservative appellate judge whose approach closely matches that of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a revered figure on the right, was nominated to the Supreme Court late Tuesday by President Trump, setting up a pitched battle with Democrats." (Chris Mondics, "Trump Announces Supreme Court Nominee Gorsuch," The Philadelphia Inquirer , 1/31/17)

Minnesota

Star Tribune Editorial Board: "We Hope Democrats Choose To Treat Gorsuch's Nomination With The Respect Due To The Court As Well As The Presidency As Coequal Branches Of Government." "We hope Democrats choose to treat Gorsuch's nomination with the respect due to the court as well as the presidency as coequal branches of government - doing their constitutional duty in precisely the way the Republicans were derelict last year." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," Star Tribune , 2/1/17)

  • Star Tribune : Democrats Decision To Filibuster Or Not "Should Follow, Not Precede, An Honest Evaluation Of His Qualifications." "America needs a functioning Supreme Court that can resolve even those cases that closely divide the justices. That means filling the Scalia seat as soon as due deliberation allows. This does not mean that Democrats must promise not to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination - only that such a decision should follow, not precede, an honest evaluation of his qualifications." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," Star Tribune , 2/1/17)
  • Star Tribune : "Gorsuch Is Plainly An Able And Thoughtful Jurist, A Skilled And Incisive Legal Writer." "Gorsuch is plainly an able and thoughtful jurist, a skilled and incisive legal writer. A conservative textualist and originalist, like Scalia, he is unlikely to favor court-led expansions of progressive social policies. But neither does he appear tolerant of government overreach, especially expansions of executive power. That could prove a valuable inclination in the years ahead." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," Star Tribune , 2/1/17)
  • Star Tribune : "Gorsuch Is Simply, Undeniably, A Legitimate And Respectable Nominee." "Above all, Gorsuch is simply, undeniably, a legitimate and respectable nominee. In an often confusing and unsettling time, the Senate and the country can reclaim a measure of normalcy by giving him the fair opportunity he deserves to earn confirmation." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," Star Tribune , 2/1/17)

West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail Headline: "Neil Gorsuch A Great Pick For Supreme Court" (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Greate Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)

  • Charleston Gazette-Mail: "Gorsuch Has The Qualities Anyone Considered For Justice OF The Highest Court Should Have: A Strong Understanding And Respect For Nation's Founding Document, The U.S. Constitution." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Greate Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail: "Congratulations To President Trump On A Quality Pick For Supreme Court Justice." "Congratulations to President Trump on a quality pick for Supreme Court justice and for doing so without the misunderstanding, hyperbole and blunder of some of his previous executive orders." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Greate Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)

Texas

The Dallas Morning News' Jamie Lovegrove: Gorsuch Is A "Young Jurist Well-Regarded In Conservative Legal Circles." "President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, selecting a young jurist well-regarded in conservative legal circles as his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia." (Jamie Lovegrove, "Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court," Dallas Morning News , 1/31/17)

  • Lovegrove: "Gorsuch Has Become Known In Legal Circles For The Rhetorical Flourishes In His Judicial Opinions, A Characteristic That Was Also Frequently Attributed To Scalia." (Jamie Lovegrove, "Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court," Dallas Morning News , 1/31/17)

Georgia

Atlanta Journal Constitution's Kyle Wingfield: "Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court." (Kyle Wingfield, "Opinion: Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court," Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 1/31/17)

  • Wingfield: "Trump Gave Conservatives Exactly What They'd Hope For" "Almost a year later, Donald Trump gave conservatives exactly what they'd hoped for, naming appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to the bench." (Kyle Wingfield, "Opinion: Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court," Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 1/31/17)
  • Wingfield: Gorsuch "Has A Pristine Record And A Great Deal Of Respect From Liberal Legal Minds." "But our liberal friends might want to stop and think this one through. Not just because a dozen current Democratic senators - plus then-Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry - voted to confirm Gorsuch to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006. Not just because he has a pristine record and a great deal of respect from liberal legal minds." (Kyle Wingfield, "Something Liberals Actually Might Find Agreeable About Neil Gorsuch," Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 2/1/17)

Illinois

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Doesn't Have To Prove Anything His Stellar Record Has Established." "Gorsuch doesn't have to prove anything his stellar record has established. It's up to Schumer and his colleagues to vet Gorsuch, preferably with open minds, and decide whether he'd be a good justice." (Editorial, "How To Judge Judge Gorsuch," Chicago Tribune , 2/1/17)

  • Chicago Tribune : "Early Reviews Suggest He's Fair-Minded, Brilliant, Collegial - And The Sort Of Conservative Trump Told Voters He'd Nominate." (Editorial, "How To Judge Judge Gorsuch," Chicago Tribune , 2/1/17)

New York

The New York Sun : "A Straightforward, Easily Comprehensible Legal Writer." "Like White, Gorsuch is famed for being a straightforward, easily comprehensible legal writer." (Editorial, "Whizzer White's Ghost," The New York Sun , 1/31/17)

Daily News : "No One Has Questioned Gorsuch's Intellect Or Qualifications." "No one has ever questioned Gorsuch's intellect or qualifications. A graduate of Columbia, Harvard and Oxford, he clerked for two Supreme Court justices and served in the Department of Justice and at a top law firm before beginning a 10-year appeals court stint." (Editorial, "Courting Competence," Daily News, 2/1/17)

Maryland

The Baltimore Sun: Judge Gorsuch "Has A Strong Reputation As A Collegial And Modest Jurist Who Works Well With Those Across The Ideological Spectrum. He Certainly Made A Good Impression In His Remarks Tuesday Night." "On the temperament front, he has a strong reputation as a collegial and modest jurist who works well with those across the ideological spectrum. He certainly made a good impression in his remarks Tuesday night." (Editorial, "Gorsuch deserves a fair shake," The Baltimore Sun , 2/1/17)

  • Baltimore Sun: Democrat Senators Should Participate In Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing And "Allow His Confirmation To Come To A Vote." "But what Democratic senators should do, above all, is to meet with Judge Gorsuch. They should question him. They should attend and participate fully in his confirmation hearings. And, unless something truly disqualifying emerges, they should allow his nomination to come to a vote." (Editorial, "Gorsuch deserves a fair shake," The Baltimore Sun , 2/1/17)

California

The San Diego Union-Tribune Headline: "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump" (Editorial, "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump," The San Diego Union-Tribune , 1/31/17)

  • The San Diego Union-Tribune : "An Impressive Jurist" "Gorsuch is an impressive jurist, and that judgment goes beyond his Harvard law background, his clerking for two U.S. Supreme Court justices and the acclaim he's received as a judge and professor." (Editorial, "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump," The San Diego Union-Tribune , 1/31/17)

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Judge Gorsuch "Is An Impressive Jurist." "Gorsuch is an impressive jurist, and that judgment goes beyond his Harvard law background, his clerking for two U.S. Supreme Court justices and the acclaim he's received as a judge and professor." (Editorial, "Garland Anger Aside, Gorsuch Impresses," The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/1/17)

The Mercury News : President Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch "Needs And Deserves A Full Hearing, Evaluation And Robust Debate." "President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is on the table. The nominee needs and deserves a full hearing, evaluation and robust debate by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate." (Editorial, "Editorial: Trump nominee Gorsuch deserves fair hearing," The Mercury News , 2/1/17)

San Francisco Chronicle Headline: "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)

  • San Francisco Chronicle : Gorsuch "Is Considered An Eloquent Writer, Regarded As An Originalist And A Textualist" In Interpreting The Constitution. "Gorsuch, a 49-year-old justice on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, would appear to restore the court's conservative edge. He is considered an eloquent writer, regarded as an originalist and a textualist who interprets the Constitution by what he regards as its original intent." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)
  • San Francisco Chronicle : Gorsuch's "Scholarly Credentials Are Impeccable." "His scholarly credentials are impeccable: Columbia, Harvard, Oxford and Supreme Court clerk for Justices Byron 'Whizzer' White and Anthony Kennedy." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)
  • San Francisco Chronicle : "In the End, Senate Democrats Should Fulfill Their Role Of 'Advise And Consent.'" "Let the extreme vetting begin. But, in the end, Senate Democrats should fulfill their role of 'advise and consent' by giving Gorsuch what Garland never received from Republicans: a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)

 


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