Today's action comes from Daily Action! To receive daily alerts like this, straight to your phone, text DAILY to 228466. ----- "Gorsuch , a federal judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a textualist who narrowly interprets statutes. He also subscribes to the legal philosophy of “originalism,” popularized by late Justice Antonin Scalia (whom Gorsuch would replace on the court), which holds that the constitution should be interpreted based on the framers’ beliefs at the time it was written.
The role of judges is to “apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be — not to decide cases based on their own moral convictions or the policy consequences they believe might serve society best,” Gorsuch said in a speech at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law last year.” -Ellis Kim, PBS.org #gorsuch #supremecourt #SCOTUS #filibuster #theresistance #resist #dailyaction #StopGorsuch