Historic Supreme Court Appointment—What You Need to Know

Historic Supreme Court Appointment—What You Need to Know

Craig Huey Culture Wars, Donald Trump, National Security, Religious Freedom 7 Comments

President Trump kept his promise. It’s just been announced that he has chosen Neil Gorsuch to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

Why is this important?

The #1 reason conservatives, the faith community, and so many concerned Americans voted for Donald Trump was his promise to nominate a strict constructionist to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

You win.

American wins.

Our freedoms win.

Our constitution, our society, and our government have been terribly transformed by a judicial activist Supreme Court which believes in legislating from the bench.

This approach is taking away our rights and destroying our country.

In contrast, a strict constructionist or a conservative judge interprets the law and applies the Constitution as written based on its original context.

What is at stake with Trump’s nomination?

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death opened up a crucial swing seat on the Supreme Court. If another judicial activist was appointed, the court would have taken on an aggressively activist, left-leaning tilt.

With Gorsuch, the court will take on a more balanced, constitutionalist bent, leaning toward judicial restraint.

This current nominee is so important:

  1. Gorsuch is young.
  2. He can serve for 30-40 years.
  3. He is well-respected among conservative and liberal jurists.
  4. He has a long academic pedigree from Columbia University and Harvard Law School
  5. This nominee has a solid judicial record on the following issues:
  • Freedom of speech and the press
  • Freedom of religion/conscience
  • Second Amendment
  • State sovereignty
  • The Commerce Clause
  • Limitation of the Administrative State
  • Protections against Radical Environmentalism
  • Commonsense Immigration

Gorsuch has one of the strongest records on religious liberty.

He ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby when the corporation challenged Obamacare’s abortion and birth-control mandates.

He wrote a powerful dissent when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Little Sisters of the Poor

He also wrote in favor of bans on assisted suicide.

He is a vocal strict constructionist, and rejects any notion that judges should create law.

He is also well-known as a clear, persuasive, and witty writer, much like Antonin Scalia.

Email me at craig@craighuey.com and we will print responses in our next edition of The Huey Report.

Comments 7

  1. Thank God! President Trump keeps one of the very important his campaign promises. Moreover another conservative judge will be nominated soon after soon-to-be retired Ginsberg.

    God bless America!

    The democrats with anarchistic left socialists have a plan to disrupt his nomination. If we shrink with fear of their threatening tactics, this country will be like one of hopeless European countries. We have to fight hard against liberal lefties.

  2. We, who are in favor of the actions, appointments and policies of President Trump need to be just as outspoken, active, persistent and aggressive as the opponents. If we do not, we will never have the atmosphere that President Trump is trying to achieve. The results of President Trump’s endeavors are exactly what we wanted when we elected President Donald J. Trump.

    Thank you, Craig Huey, for your continued informative publications.

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