Gorsuch is described as a constitutionalist, adhering to “originalism” when interpreting the U.S. Constitution. In other words, he believes the Constitution should be interpreted as America’s Founders intended.
TRN: Should he be appointed, Gorsuch would follow in the footsteps of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, as he has come to be known as a “textualist,” or someone whose interpretation of laws is based on the actual text rather than trying to decipher the “intent” of lawmakers or other potential consequences.And to boot, this picture is worth a thousand words:
“Judges should instead strive, if humanly and so imperfectly, to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be,” Gorsuch said in a speech to Case Western Reserve University’s law school shortly after Scalia passed away.
(Gorsuch and Scalia on a Colorado fishing trip)
If you'd like more info on who Neil Gorsuch is, check out Nate Madden's article at ConservativeReview to find out ten things you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Notably, #10 is exemplary of the hostile environment Democrats have created in D.C. and across the country over far too many years, but particularly now that conservative policies are beginning to rollback all their destruction...
10. He won’t be that easy to confirm:It's time to fight back.
With a resume this impressive, Senate Democrats are going to put up one hell of a fight to get someone more “mainstream,” as Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (F, 2%) has demanded. Republicans will either have to get rid of the filibuster for judicial nominations or invoke the two-speech rule to get Gorsuch onto the bench.
Related links: TRUMP SUPREME COURT PICK: It's Neil Gorsuch
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch