The Honorable Neil Gorsuch is now to be called Justice Neil Gorsuch today after being sworn into the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch went through intense confirmation hearings from the Senate Judiciary committee where the country heard his legal philosophy. Gorsuch places heavy emphasis on the idea that the judiciary uses tools of interpretation to complete their Constitutional duty rather than using the Judiciary to form the law in accordance with their political opinions. “Judges should be in the business of declaring what the law is, using the traditional tools of interpretation, rather than pronouncing the law as they might wish it to be in light of their own political views,” wrote Gorsuch in a legal paper.
Gorsuch is an excellent Justice to follow Justice Scalia. He has the experience and the legal brilliance to change the attitude of the Supreme Court to be less politically centric and more of an independent adjudicating body. “But my decisions have never reflected a judgment about the people before me, only my best judgment about the law and facts at issue in each particular case,” Gorsuch said. As well as his legal expertise, I am excited for Justice Gorsuch to join the Supreme Court after watching his confirmation hearings. I feel that Justice Gorsuch will have the ability to educate the American people on how and why he decides certain cases. I feel that Americans have forgotten the basic premises of government and focus too much on politics; now that Gorsuch adjourns over the Supreme Court, I hope he can help shift the atmosphere of the American government, especially surrounding the Supreme Court.