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07/07/2017

Sai Prakash and John Yoo on Justices Gorsuch and Thomas
Michael Ramsey

In the Wall Street Journal, Sai Prakash (Virginia) and John Yoo (Berkeley): Gorsuch Makes a Mark on the Court --Thomas, the consistent originalist, seems to have found a fellow traveler in his new colleague.  From the introduction:

The Republican gamble to stiff-arm Merrick Garland and hold open Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat appears to have hit the jackpot. In his abbreviated first year on the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has lived up to supporters’ greatest hopes and critics’ worst fears.

RELATED:  This article from Adam Liptak at the New York Times:

New justices usually take years to find their footing at the Supreme Court. For Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, who joined the court in April, a couple of months seem to have sufficed.

His early opinions were remarkably self-assured. He tangled with his new colleagues, lectured them on the role of the institution he had just joined, and made broad jurisprudential pronouncements in minor cases. ... [with a good analysis of the opinions following].

All this seems right.  My thoughts on Gorsuch and Thomas are here: The Thomas-Gorsuch Alignment.

(Via How Appealing)