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Newspapers Nationwide Heap Praise On Gorsuch

- February 7, 2017

In Newsrooms Across The Country, Judge Neil Gorsuch Has Received Near Universal Acclaim


TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • Republicans let the American People be heard and voters went to the polls in November knowing the next president of the United States would fill the vacancy.
  • Last week, President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, and since then, support for Gorsuch's nomination has rolled in from around the country.
  • Editorial boards and columnists from across the country have lauded Gorsuch's credentials, record, and character, urging Democrats to avoid obstructionist tactics and give his nomination an up-or-down vote.

NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE PRAISING JUDGE NEIL GORSUCH AND URGING DEMOCRATS TO SUPPORT HIS CONFIRMATION

Alabama

The Alabama Media Group's Elizabeth BeShears: "It Is A Person Like Judge Gorsuch Whom I Believe Our Founding Fathers Envisioned When They Laid Out The Idea Of The Supreme Court In Our Constitution." "This ability to unabashedly set aside political considerations and focus simply on what is right and what is just should encourage every American, for it is a person like Judge Gorsuch whom I believe our founding fathers envisioned when they laid out the idea of the Supreme Court in our Constitution." (Elizabeth BeShears, "Could SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Be The Man Who Unites The Country," Alabama Media Group, 2/2/17)

California

San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board: Gorsuch's "Scholarly Credentials Are Impeccable." "His scholarly credentials are impeccable: Columbia, Harvard, Oxford and Supreme Court clerk for Justices Byron 'Whizzer' White and Anthony Kennedy." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)

  • San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Headline: "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)
  • San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board: Gorsuch "Is Considered An Eloquent Writer, Regarded As An Originalist And A Textualist" In Interpreting The Constitution. "Gorsuch, a 49-year-old justice on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, would appear to restore the court's conservative edge. He is considered an eloquent writer, regarded as an originalist and a textualist who interprets the Constitution by what he regards as its original intent." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)
  • San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board: "In the End, Senate Democrats Should Fulfill Their Role Of 'Advise And Consent.'" "But, in the end, Senate Democrats should fulfill their role of 'advise and consent' by giving Gorsuch what Garland never received from Republicans: a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor." (Editorial, "Democrats: Give Gorsuch Vetting, Hearing, Up-Or-Down Vote," San Francisco Chronicle , 1/31/17)

The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Headline: "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump" (Editorial, "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump," The San Diego Union-Tribune , 1/31/17)

  • The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "An Impressive Jurist." "Gorsuch is an impressive jurist, and that judgment goes beyond his Harvard law background, his clerking for two U.S. Supreme Court justices and the acclaim he's received as a judge and professor." (Editorial, "Why Neil Gorsuch Is A Good Supreme Court Pick For Donald Trump," The San Diego Union-Tribune , 1/31/17)

The [San Jose] Mercury News Editorial Board: Judge Neil Gorsuch "Needs And Deserves A Full Hearing, Evaluation And Robust Debate." "President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is on the table. The nominee needs and deserves a full hearing, evaluation and robust debate by Republicans and Democrats in the United States Senate." (Editorial, "Editorial: Trump Nominee Gorsuch Deserves Fair Hearing," The [San Jose, California] Mercury News , 2/1/17)

East Bay [San Francisco] Times Editorial Board: "Gorsuch's Legal Qualifications Are Excellent." "Just like Obama nominees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen before him, Gorsuch's legal qualifications are excellent." (Editorial, "Reject Gridlock, Give Gorsuch A Fair And Robust Hearing," East Bay Times , 2/1/17)

  • East Bay Times Editorial Board: "By Any Reasonable Legal Standard, Gorsuch's Work History Makes Him Eminently Qualified To Serve On The Supreme Court." (Editorial, "Reject Gridlock, Give Gorsuch A Fair And Robust Hearing," East Bay Times , 2/1/17)

Colorado

The Denver Post Editorial Board: "Happily Add Us To Those Excited To See Colorado Native Neil Gorsuch Nominated To The U.S. Supreme Court." (Editorial, "A Coloradan On The Highest Court In The Land," The Denver Post , 2/1/17)

  • The Denver Post Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is A Brilliant Legal Mind And Talented Writer Whom Observers Praise For His Ability To Apply The Law Fairly And Consistently." (Editorial, "A Coloradan On The Highest Court In The Land," The Denver Post , 2/1/17)
  • The Denver Post Editorial Board: "We Hope The Senate Manages To Place Him On The High Court In Short Order." (Editorial, "A Coloradan On The Highest Court In The Land," The Denver Post , 2/1/17)

The Colorado Spring Gazette Editorial Headline: "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch" (Editorial, "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch," The Colorado Springs Gazette , 1/31/17)

  • The Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Defender Of Liberty And Justice." "Trump could not have made a better Supreme Court appointment than Gorsuch. He is a defender of liberty and justice and stands the best chance of filling the prodigious void created by Scalia's death." (Editorial, "Trump Could Not Have Made A Better Supreme Court Appointment Than Colorado's Neil Gorsuch," The Colorado Springs Gazette , 1/31/17)

Boulder Daily Camera's Alex Burness: Gorsuch "Is Widely Respected Among His Disproportionately Liberal Peers, Colleagues And Students In Boulder, Who Describe Him As Brilliant, Thoughtful, And Charming." (Alex Burness, "Students Of Supreme Court Candidate Neil Gorsuch At CU Law School Cite Fairness, Dedication To Truth," Boulder Daily Camera , 1/31/17)

Longmont Times-Call Editorial Headline: "Gorsuch Will Be A Worthy U.S. Justice" (Editorial, "Gorsuch Will Be A Worthy U.S. Justice," Longmont Times-Call , 2/2/17)

  • Longmont Times-Call Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is An "Eminently Qualified Federal Appellate Judge For A Lifetime Appointment To The Nation's Highest Court." "Much to his credit, President Trump has nominated a resoundingly traditional, eminently qualified federal appellate judge for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Will Be A Worthy U.S. Justice," Longmont Times-Call , 2/2/17)
  • Longmont Times-Call Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Will Make A Fine Jurist On The Supreme Court, And The U.S. Senate Should Process The Nomination Soon." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Will Be A Worthy U.S. Justice," Longmont Times-Call , 2/2/17)

District Of Columbia

The Washington Examiner's Mark Grabowski: Gorsuch Has A "Long Judicial Record Of Supporting Freedom Of The Press." "Gorsuch, a 49-year-old judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is a former journalist with a long judicial record of supporting freedom of the press." (Mark Grabowski, Op-Ed, "Gorsuch Is A 'Pro-Journalism' Judge," The Washington Examiner , 1/31/17)

The Washington Post Editorial Board: Gorsuch Has "Impeccable Credentials" And Is Widely Respected In His Field. "But trashing Mr. Gorsuch as an outlandish radical, despite his impeccable credentials, the wide respect he commands in his field, his long service as an appeals court judge and the unanimous voice vote he received the last time the Senate considered him for the federal bench, is at the very least premature." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves A Hearing. These Are The Questions He Should Answer," The Washington Post , 2/1/17)

The Weekly Standard's Michael Warren: "President Donald Trump Has Hit A Home Run." "Conservatives and Republicans appear to be in nearly universal agreement: In nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump has hit a home run." (Michael Warren, Op-Ed, "Gorsuch Nomination A Home Run For Trump," The Weekly Standard , 2/1/17)

The National Review's Jonah Goldberg: Gorsuch "Is An Excellent Pick And President Trump Should Be Congratulated." "First, it is an excellent pick and President Trump should be congratulated for fulfilling his most important campaign promise (or at least making an excellent start at fulfilling it - more vacancies may be coming). He should also be congratulated for rolling out this decision in a dignified and professional way." (Jonah Goldberg, Op-Ed, "So Much Gorsuch," National Review , 2/1/17)

Florida

The Tampa Bay Times Editorial Headline: "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote" (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote," Tampa Bay Times , 2/1/17)

  • Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is A Well-Qualified" Nominee Who "Deserves Full Consideration And A Confirmation Vote By The Senate." " Gorsuch is a well-qualified conservative who would not tilt the Supreme Court's ideological balance, and he deserves full consideration and a confirmation vote by the Senate." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well-Qualified For Supreme Court, Deserves Senate Confirmation Vote," Tampa Bay Times , 2/1/17)

South Florida Sun Sentinel Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "Highly Qualified And Deserving Of An Up-Or-Down Vote." "From what's been reported, Trump's nominee, Neil Gorsuch, appears to be highly qualified and deserving of an up-or-down vote after intensive vetting." (Editorial, "Angry Democrats Should Give Gorsuch Proper Hearing," South Florida Sun Sentinel , 2/1/17)

  • South Florida Sun Sentinel Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Certainly Has Excellent Qualifications And Appears To Be A Distinguished Choice. He Deserves A Fair Hearing And A Vote." (Editorial, "Angry Democrats Should Give Gorsuch Proper Hearing," South Florida Sun Sentinel , 2/1/17)

Miami Herald Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Has The Perfect Credentials For The Position." "Gorsuch has the perfect credentials for the position: he studied at prestigious Harvard and Columbia universities; he has clerked for two Supreme Court justices, and has been a federal judge for many years, plus he hails from the West Coats, unlike all the other justices." (Editorial, "Don't Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee," Miami Herald , 2/3/17)

Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution Opinion Headline: "Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court." (Kyle Wingfield, Op-Ed, "Opinion: Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 1/31/17)

  • The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Kyle Wingfield: Gorsuch "Has A Pristine Record And A Great Deal Of Respect From Liberal Legal Minds." "But our liberal friends might want to stop and think this one through. Not just because a dozen current Democratic senators - plus then-Sens. Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry - voted to confirm Gorsuch to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006. Not just because he has a pristine record and a great deal of respect from liberal legal minds." (Kyle Wingfield, Op-Ed, "Opinion: Trump Nails It With Choice Of Neil Gorsuch For Supreme Court," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , 1/31/17)

Illinois

Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: Gorsuch Has A "Stellar Record." "Gorsuch doesn't have to prove anything his stellar record has established. It's up to Schumer and his colleagues to vet Gorsuch, preferably with open minds, and decide whether he'd be a good justice." (Editorial, "How To Judge Judge Gorsuch," Chicago Tribune , 2/1/17)

  • Chicago Tribune Editorial Board: "Early Reviews Suggest [Gorsuch Is] Fair-Minded, Brilliant, Collegial." " Early reviews suggest he's fair-minded, brilliant, collegial - and the sort of conservative Trump told voters he'd nominate." (Editorial, "How To Judge Judge Gorsuch," Chicago Tribune , 2/1/17)

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Gorsuch Is "Widely Respected In Legal Circles, Across The Political Spectrum." "Gorsuch is widely respected in legal circles, across the political spectrum, as a serious scholar committed to the rule of law." (Editorial, "Let's Hear What Judge Gorsuch Has To Say," Chicago Sun-Times , 2/1/17)

Iowa

Quad-City Times Editorial Board: Gorsuch "Is Exceedingly Qualified For The U.S. Supreme Court And Deserves An Up-Or-Down Vote." "Senate Democrats have two choices: Become everything they have slammed or accept that Neil Gorsuch probably is exceedingly qualified for the U.S. Supreme Court and deserves an up-or-down vote." (Editorial, "Editorial: Gorsuch Deserves Vote In Senate," Quad-City Times , 2/3/17)

  • Quad-City Times Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is Exceedingly Qualified. His Resume Is Long And Distinguished. His Writing Is Clear And Thoughtful." "At the very least, Gorsuch is exceedingly qualified. His resume is long and distinguished. His writing is clear and thoughtful." (Editorial, "Editorial: Gorsuch Deserves Vote In Senate," Quad-City Times , 2/3/17)

Maryland

The Baltimore Sun Editorial: Judge Gorsuch "Has A Strong Reputation As A Collegial And Modest Jurist Who Works Well With Those Across The Ideological Spectrum. "On the temperament front, he has a strong reputation as a collegial and modest jurist who works well with those across the ideological spectrum. He certainly made a good impression in his remarks Tuesday night." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves A Fair Shake," The Baltimore Sun , 2/1/17)

  • The Baltimore Sun Editorial: Democrat Senators Should Participate In Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing And "Allow His Confirmation To Come To A Vote." "But what Democratic senators should do, above all, is to meet with Judge Gorsuch. They should question him. They should attend and participate fully in his confirmation hearings. And, unless something truly disqualifying emerges, they should allow his nomination to come to a vote." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves A Fair Shake," The Baltimore Sun , 2/1/17)

Massachusetts

Boston Herald Editorial Headline: "Confirm Gorsuch" (Editorial, "Confirm Gorsuch," Boston Herald , 2/2/17)

  • Boston Herald Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "Lauded By Liberals And Conservatives Alike As A Brilliant Legal Mind." "[Gorsuch] is a traditional pick, lauded by liberals and conservatives alike as a brilliant legal mind in the mold of Scalia (only the conservatives like that last part, of course)." (Editorial, "Confirm Gorsuch," Boston Herald , 2/2/17)
  • Boston Herald Editorial Board: Gorsuch Has "A Flawless Resume" And "Deserves Fair Consideration And Speedy Confirmation." He boasts a flawless resume. He is praised for his temperament and clear writing. He deserves fair consideration and speedy confirmation." (Editorial, "Confirm Gorsuch," Boston Herald , 2/2/17)

Worcester Telegram Editorial: "Judge Gorsuch Is More Than Qualified In Education, Experience, Judicial Record And Temperament." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well Qualified To Take Scalia's Seat," Worcester Telegram , 2/2/17)

  • Worcester Telegram Editorial: Gorsuch Is "A Well-Considered Selection." "Amid the insane swirl of action and immediate reaction of his first 12 days, Donald Trump has made a well-considered selection for the next justice of the Supreme Court." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well Qualified To Take Scalia's Seat," Worcester Telegram , 2/2/17)
  • Worcester Telegram Editorial Headline: "Gorsuch Well Qualified To Take Scalia's Seat" (Editorial, "Gorsuch Well Qualified To Take Scalia's Seat," Worcester Telegram , 2/2/17)

Michigan

The Detroit News Editorial Headline: "Trump's Pick Is Masterful" (Editorial, "Trump's Pick Is Masterful," The Detroit News , 2/1/17)

  • The Detroit News Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is Highly Principled And Deeply Experienced, And Is Poised To Become The Intellectual Leader Of Conservative Jurisprudence." (Editorial, "Trump's Pick Is Masterful," The Detroit News , 2/1/17)
  • The Detroit News Editorial Board: "Donald Trump Could Hardly Have Done Better…" "Donald Trump could hardly have done better in his most important decision since becoming president - the nomination of a Supreme Court justice." (Editorial, "Trump's Pick Is Masterful," The Detroit News , 2/1/17)
  • The Detroit News: "[Gorsuch] Is A Legal Superstar And Democrats Know It." (Editorial, "Trump's Pick Is Masterful," The Detroit News , 2/1/17)

Detroit Free Press Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Seasoned Appellate Judge Respected By Peers Across The Ideological Spectrum." "So it was with at least a modicum of relief that we learned the man the new president has nominated to succeed the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is not a renegade neophyte contemptuous of those who have come before him, but a seasoned appellate judge respected by peers across the ideological spectrum." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch, A Shrewd Choice For A Stolen Supreme Court Seat," Detroit Free Press , 1/31/17)

Minnesota

[Minneapolis] Star Tribune Editorial Board: "We Hope Democrats Choose To Treat Gorsuch's Nomination With The Respect Due To The Court As Well As The Presidency As Coequal Branches Of Government." "We hope Democrats choose to treat Gorsuch's nomination with the respect due to the court as well as the presidency as coequal branches of government - doing their constitutional duty in precisely the way the Republicans were derelict last year." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," [Minneapolis] Star Tribune , 2/1/17)

  • Star Tribune Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is Plainly An Able And Thoughtful Jurist, A Skilled And Incisive Legal Writer." "Gorsuch is plainly an able and thoughtful jurist, a skilled and incisive legal writer. A conservative textualist and originalist, like Scalia, he is unlikely to favor court-led expansions of progressive social policies. But neither does he appear tolerant of government overreach, especially expansions of executive power. That could prove a valuable inclination in the years ahead." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," [Minneapolis] Star Tribune , 2/1/17)
  • Star Tribune Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Is Simply, Undeniably, A Legitimate And Respectable Nominee." "Above all, Gorsuch is simply, undeniably, a legitimate and respectable nominee. In an often confusing and unsettling time, the Senate and the country can reclaim a measure of normalcy by giving him the fair opportunity he deserves to earn confirmation." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," [Minneapolis] Star Tribune , 2/1/17)
  • Star Tribune Editorial Board: Democrats' Decision To Filibuster Or Not "Should Follow, Not Precede, An Honest Evaluation Of His Qualifications." "America needs a functioning Supreme Court that can resolve even those cases that closely divide the justices. That means filling the Scalia seat as soon as due deliberation allows. This does not mean that Democrats must promise not to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination - only that such a decision should follow, not precede, an honest evaluation of his qualifications." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Better Treatment Than Garland Got," [Minneapolis] Star Tribune , 2/1/17)

Missouri

The Kansas City Star Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Qualified And Thoughtful Jurist." "The bad news, Democrats, is that President Donald Trump has selected a qualified and thoughtful jurist to fill the Supreme Court seat that coulda woulda shoulda gone to another fine mind and fine man, Merrick Garland." (Editorial, "In Neil Gorsuch, Trump Has Selected A Qualified And Conservative Jurist," Kansas City Star , 2/1/17)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Has Impeccable Legal Credentials." "Gorsuch has impeccable legal credentials, but then, so did Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama nominated for the same seat last year." (Editorial, "The Gorsuch Nomination Proves Partisanship Pays -- If You Have The Votes," St. Louis Post-Dispatch , 2/1/17)

Nevada

The Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "Eminently Qualified And Accomplished." "That said, Neal Gorsuch is eminently qualified and accomplished. He has been on the federal bench since 2006 following his appointment by George. W. Bush and his unanimous approval by the U.S. Senate. He previously clerked for two U.S. Supreme Court justices." (Editorial, "Donald Trump Picks Neal Gorsuch To Fill Vacant U.S. Supreme Court Seat," Las Vegas Review Journal , 2/1/17)

New Mexico

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board: "There Is No Question Gorsuch Is Qualified." "And there is no question Gorsuch is qualified. Undergraduate degree from Columbia; law degree from Harvard, both with honors; and a doctor of philosophy from Oxford." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Gives Senate A Bipartisan Opportunity," Albuquerque Journal , 2/5/17)

New York

The New York Sun Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Straightforward, Easily Comprehensible Legal Writer." "Like White, Gorsuch is famed for being a straightforward, easily comprehensible legal writer." (Editorial, "Whizzer White's Ghost," The New York Sun , 1/31/17)

Daily News Editorial Board: "No One Has Questioned Gorsuch's Intellect Or Qualifications." "No one has ever questioned Gorsuch's intellect or qualifications. A graduate of Columbia, Harvard and Oxford, he clerked for two Supreme Court justices and served in the Department of Justice and at a top law firm before beginning a 10-year appeals court stint." (Editorial, "Courting Competence," [New York] Daily News , 2/1/17)

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Board: "Neil Gorsuch Would Be A Stellar Addition To The Court, And We Endorse His Confirmation." (Editorial, "Justice For All: Gorsuch Is An Outstanding Choice," New Hampshire Union Leader , 2/2/17)

  • New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "An Excellent Choice." "Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch is an excellent choice to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, and fulfills President Donald Trump's campaign promise to pick a worthy successor to Justice Antonin Scalia.." (Editorial, "Justice For All: Gorsuch Is An Outstanding Choice," New Hampshire Union Leader , 2/2/17)

New Jersey

Bergen Record Editorial Board: "Gorsuch's Legal Pedigree Is Impressive." (Editorial, "Gorsuch Deserves Full Senate Review," Bergen Record , 2/1/17)

Asbury Park Press Editorial Board: "Gorsuch By All Accounts Fits The Desired Mold For Conservatives." "Gorsuch by all accounts fits the desired mold for conservatives, who are particularly anxious to assure the seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia is filled by a like-minded, right-minded jurist." (Editorial, "Give Gorsuch Fair, Tough Hearing," Asbury Park Press , 2/5/17)

North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Board: "Our View: Gorsuch Well Suited For Highest Court." (Editorial, "Our View: Gorsuch Well Suited For Highest Court," Winston-Salem Journal , 2/2/17)

  • Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Board: "Trump Has Nominated An Intellectual Jurist And A Good Man" In Gorsuch. "Republican President Trump has nominated an intellectual jurist and a good man to succeed the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Senate Democrats would do well to drop their opposition." (Editorial, "Our View: Gorsuch Well Suited For Highest Court," Winston-Salem Journal , 2/2/17)

Ohio

Toledo Blade Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Stellar Choice For The Supreme Court." "Judge Neil Gorsuch, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (based in Denver and serving six Western states from Kansas to New Mexico), is a stellar choice for the Supreme Court." (Editorial, "Committed To The Law," Toledo Blade , 2/2/17)

Oklahoma

Tulsa World Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Has Strong Qualifications." (Editorial, "No Eye-For-An-Eye Politics Where The Supreme Court Is Concerned," Tulsa World , 2/2/17)

Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer' s Christine Flowers: "Trump's Choice Of Gorsuch Is So Breathtakingly Good." "All of this playing around with words is bad for constitutional business. And that is why President Trump's choice of Gorsuch is so breathtakingly good." (Christine Flowers, "Gorsuch The Type OF Man We Need On The Supreme Court," The Philadelphia Inquirer , 2/2/17)

Rhode Island

Providence Journal Editorial Board: Gorsuch "Enjoys A Friendly Relationship With Jurists From Both Political Parties, And Is Exceedingly Well-Educated And Experienced." "Thus, the Democrats are left with a difficult strategic decision: Should the filibuster be used up on Mr. Gorsuch, who is conservative but comes across on television as good-natured, enjoys a friendly relationship with jurists from both political parties, and is exceedingly well-educated and experienced?" (Editorial, "Editorial: U.S. Senate Behaving Badly," Providence Journal , 2/5/17)

South Carolina

The Post And Courier Editorial Headline: "Exemplary Choice For High Court" (Editorial, "Exemplary Choice For High Court," The Post And Courier , 2/2/17)

  • The Post And Courier Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "A Clear Thinker With A Strong Sympathy For The Underdog And A Marked Bent Toward Upholding The Rights Of Often Disadvantaged Plaintiffs And Defendants." "A survey of his court opinions shows the nominee to be a clear thinker with a strong sympathy for the underdog and a marked bent toward upholding the rights of often disadvantaged plaintiffs and defendants against bullying by government institutions." (Editorial, "Exemplary Choice For High Court," The Post And Courier , 2/2/17)
  • The Post And Courier Editorial Board: "President Donald Trump Could Scarcely Have Done Better, From A Conservative Viewpoint, Than Nominating Federal Appellate Judge Neil M. Gorsuch To The U.S. Supreme Court." (Editorial, "Exemplary Choice For High Court," The Post And Courier , 2/2/17)

Texas

The Dallas Morning News' Jamie Lovegrove: Gorsuch Is A "Young Jurist Well-Regarded In Conservative Legal Circles." "President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, selecting a young jurist well-regarded in conservative legal circles as his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia." (Jamie Lovegrove, "Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court," Dallas Morning News , 1/31/17)

  • Lovegrove: "Gorsuch Has Become Known In Legal Circles For The Rhetorical Flourishes In His Judicial Opinions, A Characteristic That Was Also Frequently Attributed To Scalia." (Jamie Lovegrove, "Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court," Dallas Morning News , 1/31/17)

Utah

Deseret News Editorial Board: Gorsuch Is "Both Qualified And Well-Respected." "By all accounts, Judge Gorsuch is both qualified and well-respected, and it would not be appropriate to bork his nomination simply to satisfy a partisan grudge." (Editorial, "Don't Bork Gorsuch," Deseret News , 2/2/17)

West Virginia

Charleston Gazette-Mail Editorial Headline: "Neil Gorsuch A Great Pick For Supreme Court" (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Great Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)

  • Charleston Gazette-Mail Editorial Board: "Gorsuch Has The Qualities Anyone Considered For Justice Of The Highest Court Should Have: A Strong Understanding And Respect For The Nation's Founding Document, The U.S. Constitution." (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Great Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)
  • Charleston Gazette-Mail Editorial Board: "Congratulations To President Trump On A Quality Pick For Supreme Court Justice…" (Editorial, "Neil Gorsuch A Great Pick For Supreme Court," Charleston Gazette-Mail , 2/1/17)

Virginia

Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial Board: "The Times-Dispatch Believes Neil Gorsuch Would Be A Valuable Addition To A Supreme Court." "The Times-Dispatch believes Neil Gorsuch would be a valuable addition to a Supreme Court whose motto proclaims 'Equal justice under law.'" (Editorial, "Colorado Sets Precedent For Gorsuch Stampede," Richmond Times-Dispatch , 2/2/17)

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch Editorial Board: Gorsuch's "Integrity Is Absolute; His Disposition Appropriate For The Job." (Editorial, "Colorado Sets Precedent For Gorsuch Stampede," Richmond Times-Dispatch , 2/2/17)

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