The Equal Justice Society joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a group of 115 national organizations in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Leadership Conference sent the opposition letter today on behalf of the organizations to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of our laws, and its rulings can dramatically impact the lives and rights of all Americans,” stated the letter. “Judge Gorsuch’s decade-long record on the federal bench, as well as his writings, speeches, and activities throughout his career, demonstrate he is a judge with an agenda.”
“His frequent dissents and concurrences show he is out of the mainstream of legal thought and unwilling to accept the constructs of binding precedent and stare decisis when they dictate results he disfavors.”
“If confirmed to the Supreme Court, which is closely divided on many critical issues, Judge Gorsuch would tip the balance in a direction that would undermine many of our core rights and legal protections. He lacks the impartiality and independence the American people expect and deserve from the federal bench.”