“No one is going to take this guy down,” writes Peggy Noonan in the WSJ. To whom is she referring? The guy who reads Dickens, who quoted “Bleak House” in a 2009 decision.
A former clerk told Ms. Noonan that because of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s grounding in legal philosophy, it “allows him to proceed with simplicity.”
You don’t have to get fancy when you know what you’re doing. He loved Antonin Scalia but unlike Scalia “there is no acid in his pen.” He is a respectful persuader. It is reported that upon being nominated his first phone call was to Merrick Garland. If that is true the Court is about to get classier.
Democrats leveled the usual precooked, reheatable criticisms—he is for corporations and against women—and looked dopey and unusually insincere. They’re going to lose on this one and on some level probably know they should.
Neil Gorsuch is the Jimmy Stewart of the courts, writes Ms. Noonan. “His spoken thoughts were modest, impressive:”
Judge Gorsuch: “When we judges don our black robes, it doesn’t make us any smarter, but it does serve as a reminder of what’s expected of us: impartiality and independence, collegiality and courage.”
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