Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7, 2017 for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, filling a 14-month vacancy. Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch will be 50 years old on August 29th of this year. I estimate he will serve on the Supreme Court until 2050, or until he is 82 years of age. That’s a big win for “We the People” who can look forward to a period of judicial stability in
In May, 2016, I wrote an article that is posted on this Web Page entitled: “No Justice for ‘We the People.’” I explained how the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland by President Obama was sent to, and received by, the Senate on March 16, 2016. That was one year ago. The question was, should a sitting president in the last year of his elected term, be allowed to nominate a candidate for the Supreme Court?