Why Gorsuch Should be Quietly Confirmed

Judge Neil Gorsuch, of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, is President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

If you haven't heard enough about him already, you'll certainly be hearing plenty in the coming weeks as we gear up for his Senate confirmation hearing.  University of Missouri Law Professor Erin Hawley argues that Judge Gorsuch should have a quick, quite confirmation hearing:

The confirmation hearings have yet to begin. But the Court of public opinion is already in full session.

The forthcoming confirmation hearings are good reasons to reexamine our view of the Supreme Court and its powers and prerogatives. For those who believe in democracy — meaning governance by elected representatives — there should be widespread agreement on the Supreme Court’s limited role.

And this means that the confirmation hearings should be about how the nominee approaches judging, not about how he might rule in any particular case.

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