Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Neil M. Gorsuch holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, Juris Doctor from Harvard University, and Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of Oxford.

Gorsuch ,born August 29, 1967, is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Antonin Scalia.

A proponent of textualism in statutory interpretation and originalism in interpreting the U.S. Constitution, Gorsuch is an advocate of natural law jurisprudence. He is the first Supreme Court justice to serve alongside another justice for whom he once had clerked (Anthony Kennedy).

He also clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1991 to 1992, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy, from 1993 to 1994. From 1995 to 2005, Gorsuch was in private practice with the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel. He was a Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2005 to his appointment to the Tenth Circuit. Gorsuch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 10, 2006, to replace Judge David M. Ebel, who took senior status in 2006.¹

Neil M. Gorsuch Quotes

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"I began my legal career working for Byron White, the last Coloradan to serve on the Supreme Court, and the only justice to lead the N.F.L. in rushing. He was one of the smartest and most courageous men I've ever known."

"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."

"A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge... stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands.

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