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"And I think Gorsuch qualifies as that", said Harvey Silverglate, a noted civil liberties attorney. You've offered me a warm welcome and wise advice.

Sen. Chris Coons said he was considering the nomination with an open mind, but could not hold back from rehashing over what he called the treatment of another nominee for the same seat. "The judge had done something similar and was super encouraging of me", she says, adding that Gorsuch was one of the first people she contacted after making partner. "I got into public service to help these people".

"Judge, I'm afraid over the next couple of days, you'll get some questions that will cause you to just scratch your head".

Durbin also cited Gorsuch's dissent in a case in which a truck driver lost his job after his rig broke down one bitterly cold night.

On Tuesday President Trump will address House Republicans in advance of their vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Given the "looming constitutional crisis" arising out of the FBI investigation into Russia's interference in our election, which we now know is focused on the possibility of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, he added, makes "independence of the judiciary more important than ever and your defense of it is critical".

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"A native of Colorado, Neil has demonstrated tremendous intelligence, character and fairness while serving for more than a decade on the United States Court of of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit", wrote Elway, a Hall of Fame quarterback who spent the entirety of his 16-year playing career in Denver. Per the Chronicle - because the statement does not yet appear on the senator's website - Feinstein said that Gorsuch "has consistently sided with employers and corporate interests" and against reproductive rights for women, and that his record on the latter showed him to be a "pro-life extremist".

But Democratic options are limited. He also stressed the importance the Supreme Court plays in the expansion, or retraction of individual rights.

In speech after speech, Democrats in their opening statements reminded Republicans of how they blocked Garland from getting a hearing or vote past year, in spite of former President Barack Obama nominating Garland in March 2016, months before the White House changed hands. It was meant to impugn Gorsuch's integrity but nobody except the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee put any credence in the out-of-the blue letter sent at the eleventh hour to the committee by a former student. Only a few raised their hands, prompting Gorsuch to exclaim: "Come on, guys".

"If he's out of the mainstream of legal thinking..." At issue is the continuation of the conservative tilt to the Supreme Court.

Democrats repeatedly raised questions about past Gorsuch rulings, including Feinstein and Sen. "I don't question the sincerity of those concerns, but some of us have been alarmed by executive overreach and the threat it poses to the separation of powers for quite some time now".

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