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Is Neil Gorsuch the right pick for the U.S. Supreme Court?

Neil Gorsuch is good for the Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch is wrong for the Supreme Court

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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is an ardent conservative who expresses his ideas articulately and courteously and is liked and respected by colleagues on both the right and left. Mark Joseph Stern writes in Slate that while Gorsuch will certainly tilt the Court in a more conservative direction, interpreting the Constitution based on its original meaning, he has yet to state his position on issues of abortion or same-sex marriage. While serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, he has made some severe rulings, but Gorsuch is humble, intellectual and has profesional integrity.

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Some U.S. democrats are opposed to the Supreme Court's new nominee, Neil Gorsuch, citing that his extreme conservatism will affect the future of women's and human rights. As the BBC reports, this conservatism led to rulings in which he favored business owners over their workers' rights. In a high-profile case, Gorsuch ruled that business owners' religious beliefs took precedent over workers' health care coverage of birth control pills. Democrats now argue that Gorsuch is "well outside the mainstream of America's legal thought," and that he may not have what it takes to be a strong, independent justice.

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