Tuesday, January 31, 2017
JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH: THE SCOTUS NOMINEE.
Icheoku says he is a great proponent of "originalism and textualism" as guiding philosophy in interpreting the constitution. Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch, 49 years old, of the United States Court of Appeal, 10th Circuit, Denver Colorado, is the president's nominee to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonio Scalia, as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
President Donald John Trump, while introducing the judge, said he made his decision in keeping to his campaign promise to appoint a right fit for late Justice Antonio Scalia and no other person fits that mold better than Judge Neil Gorsuch. Continuing the president said, "Judge Gorsuch has a superb intellect, an unparalleled legal education, and a commitment to interpreting the Constitution according to its text. He will make an incredible Justice as soon as the Senate confirms him."
Icheoku agrees that a judge with such impeccable credentials will be of a great asset as an addition to the Supreme Court. As to his judicial philosophy, Judge Neil Gorsuch often aligns himself to Justice Scalia and once quoted Scalia thus: "Judges should 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. If you're going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you're not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you're probably doing something wrong."
Icheoku says Judge Gorsuch sounds every inch the kind of a judge American people would rather see in their Supreme Court, a strict constructionist and not a political judicial activist; and therefore supports his nomination and urge the Senate to confirm him without delay. It Is definitely another check on President Donald John Trump's promised to do list and in keeping faith with the American people, keeping this campaign promises.
FYI: Originalism as the law was originally written and understood; and textualism interpreting the law on its face value, rather than its necessary implication or faction in foreseeable consequence of its implementation. Put in another way, interpreting the law the straw, layman's plain manner.