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Monday, November 20, 2017
Neil Gorsuch: Scalia’s views on the Constitution aren’t going anywhere ‘on my watch'
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch
touted his confirmation to the high court as evidence that the late Justice
Antonin Scalia's legal thinking had triumphed.
Gorsuch spoke at a dinner Thursday
night held by the Federalist Society in honor of Scalia at Union Station in
Washington, D.C., and said the jurisprudential philosophies of originalism and
textualism popularized by Scalia had emerged victorious.
"Tonight I can report that a
person can be both a publicly committed originalist and textualist and be confirmed
to the Supreme Court of the United States," Gorsuch said.
"Originalism has regained its place at the table … textualism has
triumphed … and neither one is going anywhere on my watch."
The Federalist Society is a
right-leaning legal organization holding its annual conference in Washington
this week. Prominent Trump administration officials are scheduled to speak at
the conference, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House
counsel Don McGahn. Both are scheduled to speak Friday and attended Gorsuch's
Other Trump Cabinet officials in
attendance for Gorsuch's talk included Scott Pruitt, administrator of the
Environmental Protection Agency, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, and
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,
who is also Chao's husband, and Supreme Justice Samuel Alito also attended.
The liberal Alliance for Justice,
which opposed Gorsuch's nomination to the high court, criticized the newest
justice's decision to speak to the Federalist Society.
"Tonight's speech is just the
latest stop on Neil Gorsuch's thank-you tour to honor the people who got him
what should have been Merrick Garland's job," said Nan Aron, Alliance for
Justice president. "First he made campaign stops in Kentucky with Mitch McConnell, then he gave a speech at the Trump International Hotel. Now he's speaking
at a sold-out fundraising dinner for the right-wing Federalist Society, which
is probably more responsible than any other entity for getting him into his
Antonin Scalia; one of the very best
"We'll say it again: this
behavior is unbecoming for a Supreme Court justice, cheapens the court, and
undermines the trust of the American people in the court's fairness and
During his remarks, Gorsuch equated
criticism of the Federalist Society's influence on society to the "red
scare" and praised Federalist Society Executive Vice President Leonard
Leo's leadership. Leo also serves as Trump's adviser on the Supreme Court and
Gorsuch told Leo and the other
leadership of the Federalist Society: "For starters, if you’re going to
have a meeting of a secret organization, maybe don’t have it in the middle of
The newest justice also addressed
criticism that he is too vocal during oral arguments at the Supreme Court by
taking a poll of the audience's view of his performance. After receiving
applause in response to whether the crowd thought he should keep asking
questions, Gorsuch said, "Maybe these questions are pretty popular after