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Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination Will be a Bloody Fight

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Nomination Will be a Bloody Fight

Huckabee said there's a "good likelihood" the case goes to the Supreme Court, which he said could give Democrats more incentive to delay the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Montana Sen.

At JD Supra Business Advisor, Rachel Apter and others also look at Gorsuch's business jurisprudence, concluding that if "the Senate confirms Judge Gorsuch's nomination, we expect the Court to return to its business-friendly leanings".

Marge Baker, executive vice president at the liberal People For the American Way, said they are specifically targeting their efforts to counter the Judicial Crisis Network.

"I will support having a hearing and a vote because I think the President's nominee deserves that consideration", he said.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Ben Sasse, R-Neb., offered a far more positive assessment of his meeting with Gorsuch, calling the judge a supremely qualified and thoughtful nominee.

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Trump invited four friendly Democrats to dine at the White House, as well as some Senate Republicans, reports USA Today.

UCI Talks (podcast) features a discussion of the Gorsuch nomination, including "the judge's originalism philosophy, whether Senate Democrats will filibuster the nomination, and if and when the judge will ultimately take a seat on the bench of the country's highest court". Unlike some Senate Democrats who have already said they will oppose Trump's nominee, both have said they will wait to decide.

Gorsuch met with Schumer on Tuesday in his first attempt to woo the minority leader. Trump suggested Judge Robart would be responsible if a terrorist attack were to occur: "If something happens blame him and court system". He said he and Gorsuch discussed issues related to the Clean Water Act, abortion and campaign finance. Republicans have a 52-48 majority, so at least eight Democrats will have to vote with Republicans.

Gorsuch will likely have to survive a procedural vote that requires 60 senators to agree to proceed to an up-or-down vote on his confirmation.

Of the 10 senators, Sherrod Brown of OH and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin have said they'll oppose Gorsuch, at least in a final vote.

This contingent of Democrats has extraordinary leverage to make some creative bargains with a president unbound by ideology and as anxious to chalk up wins as then-Secretary of State John F. Kerry was to make a deal with Iran. Republicans argued against approving a high court nomination from a president's final year in office.

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill made similar remarks on Twitter. "I think (the event) was useful because they all have such a large set of experiences to lean on having studied the Supreme Court that they would know what it would look like if he were confirmed".

I asked him about whether a Muslim ban could in concept be constitutional.


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