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  • Panel OKs Gorsuch; showdown set in Senate

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, April 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's approval by a Senate committee occurred the same day it became clear the Democrats have enough votes to block his confirmation barring a controversial rule change.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines Monday (April 3) to advance Gorsuch's nomination, but at least 41 Democratic senators have now announced they will oppose his confirmation, according to news reports. That means the Republican majority does not have the 60 votes necessary to halt a filibuster and bring about a floor vote. It appears the GOP leadership is willing to hold a vote to change the rules and confirm Gorsuch by a simple majority. Read More

  • Friends, foes debate Gorsuch; Democrats to filibuster

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, March 24, 2017 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Proponents and opponents voiced their opinions of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on the final day of his hearing -- the same day the Senate's Democratic leader announced he would try to block a confirmation vote.

    After three days of appearances before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gorsuch was followed by witnesses who urged panel members either to vote for or against his confirmation. Among the witnesses were a religious freedom expert who endorsed Gorsuch's confirmation and abortion and gay rights advocates who urged his rejection. Read More

  • Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Neil Gorsuch steadfastly refused to provide judge-like commentary on such issues as abortion and assisted suicide in his confirmation hearings but was not reluctant to explain his ruling in a vital religious liberty case.

    President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court answered questions about his role in supporting the free exercise of religion rights of Hobby Lobby Tuesday (March 21) as a member of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Gorsuch responded to questions about the religious liberty case from both Democrats and Republicans during 10 hours of questioning by the 20 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More

  • Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Neil Gorsuch defended his judicial independence and refused to express his opinion on U.S. Supreme Court decisions -- including Roe v. Wade -- during the first two days of hearings on his nomination to serve as a justice.

    In his opening statement Monday (March 20) and in responses to questions this morning (March 21), the nominee to the high court assured the Senate Judiciary Committee of his willingness to rule against President Trump, who nominated him. The hearings will continue tomorrow, with a committee vote scheduled April 3. Read More

  • Divide over Neil Gorsuch on display as hearings open

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, March 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings opened Monday (March 20) with Republicans and Democrats, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, and conservatives and liberals pressing their conflicting cases regarding his nomination to the Supreme Court.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee began the latest hearings in what has been an often stridently contentious process for the last three decades with a day of opening statements -- first from the 20 members of the panel, then from the nominee. Gorsuch's statement came after the deadline for this article. Read More

  • ERLC-organized coalition endorses Gorsuch for confirmation

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (4 months ago)

    "We stand together in support of his appointment and pray for a quick confirmation process."

    -- Russell Moore

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- More than 50 Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders have endorsed the confirmation of new Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in a letter sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    The Southern Baptist Convention entity released the letter Wednesday (Feb. 1), a day after President Trump announced his nomination of Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge the last 10 years. If confirmed, Gorsuch would fill the seat on the nine-person high court left vacant by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Read More

  • Gorsuch nomination lauded by life, liberty advocates

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, February 01, 2017 (4 months ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious liberty and pro-life advocates warmly welcomed President Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court as the Senate prepares for what is expected to be a hard-fought confirmation battle.

    Trump announced his selection of Gorsuch, 49, a federal appeals court judge, during prime-time television Tuesday evening (Jan. 31) to fill the seat created by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Read More