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Gorsuch Everything the Right Hoped He’d Be

Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

July 7, 2017

“Neil M. Gorsuch, the aw-shucks humble servant of the law whom the country encountered during his mind-numbing confirmation hearing, turns out to be a hard-right conservative,” writes Linda Greenhouse, of The New York Times. She discusses his budding alliance with Clarence Thomas, and his flamboyant commentaries, which seem designed to rankle Chief Justice Roberts. Gorsuch has also taken Ruth Bader Ginsburg to task via commentary. Greenhouse says the silver lining is that his attitude is likely to distance him ideologically from Justices Kennedy and Roberts, though “liberals have every reason to gnash their teeth over the justice who holds the seat that should have been Merrick Garland’s.”

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