Posted by | January 31, 2017 20:15 | Filed under: Politics

The truth is, Gorsuch’s name was leaked this afternoon, so it’s no surprise.

Trump [announced his nomination of] Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Tuesday night at the White House.

The nomination of Gorsuch, a 49-year-old federal appellate judge from Colorado, gives Trump and Republicans the opportunity to confirm someone who could cement the conservative direction of the court for decades.

Gorsuch is a judicial extremist.

Nominating Gorsuch amounts to a declaration of war on women. Gorsuch was responsible for the lower court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. You may recall that case provided privately held corporations with religious freedom protections as a basis to deny employees access to reproductive healthcare under the company’s healthcare plan. His strongest draw is perhaps as an opponent of the Chevron Doctrine, which holds that courts “should generally defer to agencies when the law authorizing a regulation is ambiguous.”

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

Dave "Doctor" Gonzo is a renegade record producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

  • Oxford grad student, but I still see only dumb Donnie people, in this drumpf charade.

    Alberto Gonzales is rightnow immediately pimping DT’s neoclown nominee, on NPR! LOLS.

    • dave-dr-gonzo

      NPR: “Nice, polite Republucans.”

      • That’s because Faux News Channel is Vchip blocked for Violence:)

  • Anon_Amous

    Wow, insane editorializing there.

    • arc99

      Nowhere near as insane as claiming President Obama wanted to euthanize the elderly.

    • Your gross ignorance is debunked herein e.g. “5 on a scale of 10”-Trump voting Atty on NPR. WaPo: Gorsuch would like to curb the deference that courts give to federal agencies and is most noted for a strong defense of religious liberty in cases brought by private companies and religious nonprofit groups objecting to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.

      His mother was (R) Anne Gorsuch Burford, a lawyer and conservative Colorado legislator who was picked by President Ronald Reagan as the first woman to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Her tenure was short and rocky: She clashed with environmentalists and was cited for contempt of Congress in 1982 for refusing to turn over subpoenaed agency documents relating to hazardous waste sites. Although she was following the legal advice of the Justice Department, Burford was forced to resign when the administration gave up the fight. She died in 2004.

    • Kick Frenzy

      When a judge rules that a non-religious based entity (in this case, Hobby Lobby) can impose their personal religious views on employees, yes… that’s extremist.
      And unconstitutional, to be more exact.

    • Mensa Member

      >> “Extremist”

      Gorsuch thinks that a CEO has the religious right to micromanage his employee’s contraceptive coverage.

      Seems pretty extreme to me.

    • bpollen

      Thinking that corporate freedom of religion trumps (see what I did there?) an individual’s rights of religion, that fits the very definition of “extremist.”

      “Wow, insane editorializing there.” Yup, accurate descriptions are INSANE!

  • robert

    1) trump chose him
    2)the trumpster took a long time deciding or maybe it was Q and A before the decision

    Plenty to worry about

  • StoneyCurtisll

    Gorsuch is a clone of Scalia…
    So far nothing has changed.

  • Mensa Member

    Another appointment designed by Trump for maximum drama and divisiveness.

  • TeatardsforTrump
  • TeatardsforTrump
  • crc3

    Dems need to block the eff out of confirmation and treat the UNpresident Rump like the Repulsives treated PRESIDENT Obama…

    • Mensa Member

      I don’t think we can block him.

      But we can hammer home his illegitimacy and extremism.

      • crc3

        Yes they can block and obstruct and they must do just that with no mercy. THIS IS WAR!!

        • Bunya

          I agree. Enough of this pussy footing around. Time to show the GOP the size of our balls. If we have to use the republican strategy to lie, cheat and steal, so be it.

  • Suzanne McFly

    He is now trying to get this nomination to take up all the space in the news stories about his Muslim ban. Stay focused people!!!

    • Mensa Member

      The Trump administration is like a clown car, except with creepy and evil clown. . You can’t keep track of all the bad policies and people coming out.

    • whatthe46

      a woman died because she was denied entry back home in Detroit, she was sick. we’re focused.

    • dave-dr-gonzo

      The Muslim band AND the botched Yemen raid NOT put into the queue by Obama. And then there’s the mystery of the Russian oil money…

      • Suzanne McFly

        The list is long my friend, I hope someone is writing all this down.

  • labman57

    Just once, I would like to hear Trump introduce someone to the media without a self-congratulatory layer of hyperbole.

    • whatthe46

      we are family here at LL and we enjoy your presence. please whatever you do, DON’T hold your breath ok. your life is precious. maybe that bastard *45 will wake up dead tomorrow. fingers crossed.

    • Suzanne McFly

      Exactly, why did this have to be announced in a way that resembled a sideshow? He is making this whole “presidency” seem like a Hunger Game creation.

      • robert

        The trumpster is all Hollywood with low ratings

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      • labman57

        Donnie is all about pomp in every circumstance.

      • amersham1046

        more like Gillian’s Island, the Dark Side

    • amersham1046

      without the hyperbole he would be seen for what he really is

    • Foundryman

      I was surprised there wasn’t a fog machine and a couple of bikinied women holding poms poms.

      • Roctuna

        Bannon hijacked ’em to a hotel room for belly shots and some lines of coke. Otherwise they’d have been there.

  • Foundryman

    If Gorsuch or anyone else Trump would nominate, had any integrity he would have declined with a statement that called for Garland to be nominated.
    But of course we are talking about a far right wing fanatic who cares about nothing and no one other than himself.