Neil Gorsuch Pros And Cons

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Donald Trump announced his nominee for the ninth supreme court justice on Tuesday night: federal judge Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch, known for his bedrock conservative views, is described by many as in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. If he is confirmed over Democratic opposition, chances are the court will resume the dynamic it has held for more more than a decade, with four reliably “liberal” justices, four conservative, and Justice Anthony Kennedy sometimes representing a “swing vote”. Analysis Supreme court shortlist: Trump's three potential nominees emerge Reports say arch-conservatives Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and Bill Pryor are at the top of the list to fill the vacant seat Read more But in many ways, the stakes have never…show more content…
The relevant section of the law had, for nearly 50 years, required state and local governments with a history of discriminatory voter suppression practices to obtain “pre-clearance” from the federal government before making any changes to their voting laws. The 5-4 ruling to gut that protection unleashed an immediate wave of state laws that made voting more challenging, including the addition of identification requirements, scaling back of early voting and the tightening of registration rules. Many, including the Brennan Center for Justice, have characterized these new rules as a transparent attempt to suppress the vote of demographics, such as black Americans and younger voters, who tend to vote for the Democratic…show more content…
Grimm argues that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the law that bars sex discrimination in the nation’s schools, prohibits discrimination based on his gender identity. Grimm’s case is the first case devoted entirely to transgender rights the justices have agreed to hear – meaning there are few clues to how they might rule. But there are many cases posing similar questions about federal law and gender identity waiting in the wings. In one such lawsuit, a Michigan corporation has asserted the right to discriminate against a transgender employee based on the company owner’s religious
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