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Posted: 4/18/2017 11:03:47 AM EDT
Justice Neil Gorsuch didn’t wait long to start making his presence felt at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ten minutes into his first argument as a justice, Gorsuch suggested that both sides in a case involving federal employees were misreading the key federal law.

“Where in the statute is that provided?” he asked the lawyer representing a dismissed Census Bureau worker.

It was to be the theme of the day as Gorsuch and the court heard arguments in three cases, only a week after he took the oath to fill the 14-month-old Supreme Court vacancy. Gorsuch proved to be an aggressive questioner, one tightly focused on statutory wording and perhaps even willing to start what a fellow justice described as a "revolution" in a given area of law.

Gorsuch, however, was enthusiastic as he questioned Chris Landau, the lawyer representing the dismissed Census Bureau worker. Landau asked the court to let the man’s entire suit go forward in a federal district court, rather than waiting for part of the case to be addressed first by a federal appeals court. When Landau said he wasn’t asking the court to “break any new ground,” Gorsuch gave a pointed response.

“No, just to continue to make it up,” Gorsuch said.

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-17/gorsuch-full-of-questions-in-first-u-s-supreme-court-argument
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:05:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:05:58 AM EDT
Excellent.  
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:06:30 AM EDT
My penis is getting sore from all these freedom boners i keep getting.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:07:10 AM EDT
Sounds like winning to me.....Now only if RBG would finally drop dead...
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:07:20 AM EDT
"just to continue making it up"

BAM!

I can't think of a single phrase he could use to call someone out that could bring me more joy to hear in the Supreme Court, than that call-out right there.

Oh Hell yes!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:07:38 AM EDT
Sounds like he's off to a great start!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:08:10 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:09:15 AM EDT
No surprise here as Gorsuch had great constitutionalist and rule of law credentials and supportive comments even from democrat judges. Maybe this will put to bed the iceholes that claimed he would turn out to be another Justice Roberts.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:10:30 AM EDT
It's amazing that a SCOTUS justice actually following the wording of the law is such a shock to people.  We're really in a sad state and hopefully this is a big push in the right direction.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:10:35 AM EDT
Here and now I'll say it:   Everything I wanted from a Trump administration appears to have been granted here.   Anything else good that comes out if it is bonus gravy.

That was a perfect response to the lawyer's snark.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:10:44 AM EDT
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one tightly focused on statutory wording
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This is all I ask.

If the statutory wording doesn't meet the intent or spirit of a law, then Congress can revise it rather than the black robed priests providing edicts.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:12:06 AM EDT
"No, just continue to make it up..........."

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:16:01 AM EDT
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Here and now I'll say it:   Everything I wanted from a Trump administration appears to have been granted here.   Anything else good that comes out if it is bonus gravy.

That was a perfect response to the lawyer's snark.
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That how I see it. Trump's entire Presidency is a win with Gorsuch on the bench.

Justice Gorsuch's appointment saved the nation and bought time for the feds and red states to get their act together and force voter ID laws, work on fraudulent voting, get rid of the motor voter illegal alien registration scam.

And maybe he gets to make two more similar nominations. Which would be beyond gravy to icing on the cake.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:18:22 AM EDT
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It's amazing that a SCOTUS justice actually following the wording of the law is such a shock to people.  We're really in a sad state and hopefully this is a big push in the right direction.
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No kidding.

The sotomayor and kagan guys were probably thinking;"What about the feelings????".
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:22:15 AM EDT
Right on!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:25:33 AM EDT
Winning keeps on happening
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:45:34 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/18/2017 11:50:36 AM EDT
Dear Lord, please don't let him be another Souter.

Amen.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2017 12:05:46 PM EDT

“No, just to continue to make it up,” Gorsuch said.
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Sounds like a damn good 1st day
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:29:09 PM EDT
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Dear Lord, please don't let him be another Souter.

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Praying for the same thing, but so far, so good.  I do like his comment about continuing to make up the law.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:30:26 PM EDT
If that's setting the tone for the next 30 years then we should be doing alright.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:30:56 PM EDT
Why was he asking questions? If he want's to fit in he needs to just go with his emotions. 














Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:32:28 PM EDT
Hopefully the old cunt kicks it and there is a younger version of Clarence Thomas out there somewhere.  Hopefully no older than 40 in excellent health so they have serious staying power.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:34:26 PM EDT
hope he didn't disturb Ginsburg's nap time
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:38:38 PM EDT
If Trump ends up making more supreme court appointments, I hope he picks more people like this. People who aren't interested in being activists to push their own views and who understand that the judicial branch is not supposed to do congress's job.

I'll be really let down if he makes another appointment who turns out to be a right wing activist, though. We don't actually need a conservative version of Sotomayor or Keagan.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:41:16 PM EDT
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Dear Lord, please don't let him be another Souter.

Amen.
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Dear Lord, please don't let the swamp critters get to him like they did Roberts.

Amen.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 4:54:06 PM EDT
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Here and now I'll say it:   Everything I wanted from a Trump administration appears to have been granted here.   Anything else good that comes out if it is bonus gravy.

That was a perfect response to the lawyer's snark.
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This was by far THE most important issue in getting Trump elected.
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 5:00:51 PM EDT
Winning

Link Posted: 4/18/2017 5:10:58 PM EDT

“No, just to continue to make it up,” Gorsuch said.
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Yesssssssss!
Link Posted: 4/18/2017 5:44:19 PM EDT
He's pro-2A? 

I just know he's conservative but never really knew where he stands on it.
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