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Thursday, March 30, 2017
“President” Kamala Harris Denounces Judge Gorsuch for using CONSTITUTION for Decisions
Freshman Senator Kamala Harris,
D-Calif., might have one of the most disturbing – albeit increasingly common –
arguments against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee yet: He’s not a judicial
Friday morning, the former Golden
State attorney general made known that she wouldn’t support Judge Neil Gorsuch
to replace Justice Antonin Scalia because he “has consistently valued legalisms
over real lives.”
Judge Gorsuch has consistently valued
narrow legalisms over real lives. I cannot support his nomination.https://t.co/ocDD7DvKnd
Harris links to her recent op-ed in
the San Francisco Chronicle, where the senator seeks to paint Trump’s nominee
in the same league as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, a creature desperately
in search of a heart.
Judge Gorsuch and wife Marie Louise
The implication? Our jurists should be
more concerned with emotions and outcomes versus faithful application of the
law, and Neil Gorsuch is a big meanie-head.
But that supposedly absent heart
debuted on the judge’s sleeve during the hearings. Faced with such questions
and accusations multiple times this hearing, the answer or implication thereof
has been simple: He didn’t like the outcome, but that’s the law as written
(i.e., his job). If legislators don’t like it, change the law or pass a new
In her defense, Senator Harris is
quite new to her position and may not quite be used to the job of a federal
legislator, but she and the 534 members of Congress have the power to change
laws and outcomes they don’t like. It’s all lined out in Article I of the
But rather than embrace her role as a
legislator and Gorsuch’s as a judge, Harris opts to openly defend judicial
activism and cite it as the definitive reason for fighting his confirmation,
quoting Thurgood Marshall’s aphorism to “do what you think is right and let the
law catch up.”
Trump nominates Gorsuch
One only wonders what any of the
founders would think of that statement from a member of the “weakest branch of
government,” or the use of it to defend bench legislation by a U.S. Senator.
Well, they wouldn’t like it.
As stated concisely by attorney T.
Greg Doucette, “I’m sure there are intellectually honest reasons to oppose
Gorsuch. ‘Legalisms over real lives – for a judge – is not one of them.”