Neil Gorsuch

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Fallout Continues From Gorsuch's Surprise Ruling

Trump appointee gives landmark victory to LGBTQ employees, and evangelicals are angry

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's conservative bloc split along unusual lines Monday as the court delivered landmark workplace protections to transgender and gay employees . Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts. Their frequent allies—Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Brett Kavanaugh—dissented....

Schumer: I Shouldn't Have Used Those Words

He clarifies criticism of court justices after rebuke from John Roberts

(Newser) - Chuck Schumer isn't exactly apologizing, but he did acknowledge he used the wrong words in his strong speech about certain Supreme Court justices Wednesday. Schumer was hit with backlash from Republicans and a rare rebuke from the chief justice after saying that Trump-appointed justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch...

Schumer Accused of Threatening Justices

Remarks were condemned in a rare statement from Chief Justice John Roberts

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer "must pay a severe price" for saying two Supreme Court justice "will pay the price" if they decide to uphold restrictions on abortion, President Trump tweeted Wednesday. In a rare statement, Chief Justice John Roberts also criticized the Democrat, who said Trump appointees...

With 2 Trump Appointees, a Big SCOTUS First

Supreme Court will hear first major abortion case with Gorsuch, Kavanaugh on the bench

(Newser) - In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that required abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. On Wednesday, arguments on a similar law out of Louisiana will be heard by the high court, but with one "major difference," per NBC News : This time...

Divided Supreme Court OKs Lawsuit Against Apple

iPhone users sued over the App Store

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps, the AP reports. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court's four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple to...

Supreme Court Sides With Employers in Big Labor Case

Says companies can restrict workers' ability to band together in complaints

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says employers can prohibit their workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. The justices ruled 5-4 Monday, with the court's conservative members in the majority, that businesses can force employees to individually use arbitration to resolve disputes, per the AP...

Gorsuch Sides With Liberal Judges in Immigration Case

Trump appointee agrees law is too vague to justify deportation of immigrant

(Newser) - The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision—an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices—concerns...

On Big Supreme Court Case, the Key Voice Is Silent

Neil Gorsuch asks no questions during arguments on public unions

(Newser) - The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in one of the biggest cases of the term, one that could prove devastating to public-sector unions. The issue revolves around an employee for the state of Illinois who objects to having $45 a month taken out of his paycheck to support the American...

Report: Trump Spoke of Dumping an Ungrateful Gorsuch

Was reportedly 'very upset' after hearing Supreme Court nominee had disparaged him

(Newser) - Was the bloom at one point off the Neil Gorsuch rose? When President Trump first tapped the Supreme Court justice for the job earlier this year, he praised Gorsuch as being the "best" candidate for the job, and by many accounts, Gorsuch has since made good at carrying out...

Neil Gorsuch Is Paying Off for Trump

A look at what the media is saying about the newest Supreme Court justice

(Newser) - Two and a half months in, how is Neil Gorsuch doing on the Supreme Court? The consensus seems to be that he's making his mark already. A sample of the coverage as the court's term ended Monday:
  • CNN says Gorsuch is "no ordinary junior-most justice," noting
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Gorsuch Asks First Questions From High Court Bench

It took him less than 15 minutes to make his voice heard

(Newser) - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch wasn't shy Monday about making his voice heard as he took his seat on the bench for the first time to hear arguments. The new justice took less than 15 minutes before asking questions during an employment discrimination case, the AP reports. Gorsuch and...

Neil Gorsuch Gets 3 Grunt Jobs on Court

Get ready for lots of note-taking, justice

(Newser) - New Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has more than weighty legal decisions awaiting. As the junior justice, Gorsuch also has some decidedly lesser responsibilities, and three in particular have been drawing attention, reports Quartz . First, he has to take notes when the panel of nine meets privately to discuss cases,...

Gorsuch Takes Seat in Time for Court's Biggest Case

An important church-state case will be argued this month

(Newser) - Neil Gorsuch is now officially a member of the US Supreme Court, and the 49-year-old's impact is expected to be both immediate and long-lasting. Gorsuch officially gets to work on Monday, in time to hear important cases for the current term and to help weigh in on which cases...

Gorsuch Takes Oath as 113th Supreme Court Justice

He'll take one more oath in White House ceremony later Monday

(Newser) - Surrounded by family and his new colleagues, Neil Gorsuch has taken the first of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, reports the AP . The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is being sworn in Monday after a bruising fight...

Neil Gorsuch Confirmed for Supreme Court

Senate makes it official

(Newser) - Neil Gorsuch will be the next justice on the Supreme Court. The Senate made it official Friday with a confirmation vote of 54-45, reports the AP . The vote comes after Republicans invoked the controversial "nuclear option" to overcome a Democratic filibuster. Gorsuch, 49, will leave his seat on...

Senate Goes 'Nuclear.' Now, a Bigger Question

Will the filibuster die for regular legislation, too?

(Newser) - Neither party budged, and now the "nuclear option" has been invoked in the Senate. Republicans on Thursday changed the chamber's rules to break the Democrats' filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, reports the AP . The change, allowing Republicans to end debate with a simple majority instead of...

Dems Filibuster Gorsuch, 55-45

Next up: The nuclear option

(Newser) - Senate Democrats have successfully, if temporarily, blocked President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, reports the AP . The Senate voted 55-45 Thursday to filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch. Republicans, however, are planning to unilaterally change Senate rules to remove a 60-vote filibuster requirement for Gorsuch and all...

Senate Democrat Speaks for 15 Hours Straight

Jeff Merkley spoke out about Neil Gorsuch, but didn't actually delay the vote

(Newser) - Sen. Jeff Merkley started talking on the Senate floor at about 6:50pm Tuesday and didn't yield until 10:14am Wednesday. No, it wasn't a filibuster, but the Oregon Democrat was speaking out against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the Hill reports. Merkley, a longtime...

Plagiarism Accusations Surface About Gorsuch

Though an author he's accused of copying defends him against the allegation

(Newser) - Senators who oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court might have a little more ammunition to work with this week: Both Politico and BuzzFeed are out with reports suggesting that Gorsuch copied other authors without attribution in his writings, particularly in his 1986 book The Future of Assisted ...

Senate Dems Reach Magic Number to Block Gorsuch

41 nays mean GOP would have to resort to 'nuclear option' on filibuster

(Newser) - The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is poised to go nuclear. Senate Democrats now have 41 votes against him, enough to hold up his nomination in the Senate by means of a filibuster, reports the AP . In order to circumvent the filibuster, Republicans would have to change...

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