Congratulations to Neil Gorsuch, the newest Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. This morning, the Senate came together to confirm the 113th justice of the Supreme Court with a vote of 54-45.
Justice Gorsuch embodies what a good judge should be: He’s impartial, applies the law fairly, and is an ardent supporter of the written Constitution. This isn’t just a monumental win for the conservative movement, this is a monumental win for the American people.
What stands out the most with his confirmation is how transparent the administration has been with this process since day one. President Trump is the first President to release a list of potential Supreme Court candidates, with the help of conservative legal experts, and let the American people decide if those candidates deserved to serve on the Court.
President Trump should be applauded for carrying through on his promise to appoint good judges from this list, and conservatives hope he continues to use the list for any future appointments.
Additionally, this process has established a new precedent of transparency for future administrations.