I like Trump’s first pick for the Supreme Court, and I have to admit that I’m surprised Trump picked him. From everything I’ve read about Neil Gorsuch, he seems like a judge who puts lots of time into thinking about the decisions he makes. I don’t know as much about Merrick Garland, but my gut is telling me that Gorsuch provides much needed balance to the court. He doesn’t sit on the bench, say nothing, and then always vote conservative (Thomas). Nor does he scream like a wounded chicken, talk about victimization, and always vote liberal (Sotomayor). He’s an outdoorsman, which I hope means that he will be able to hear environmental arguments, should environmental cases ever reach the high court. He’s also mostly conservative and seems to employ common sense, which I hope means that he’ll see through the illogical arguments from all the affirmative action proponents.
I think the Democrats should raise hell over certain issues, but this nominee shouldn’t be one of them. As with all nominees, they should thoroughly examine him before making a decision. But let’s hope he’s confirmed.