Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch: Expected by Big Business to be Another Reliable Vote on the Roberts Court
When the Senate Judiciary Committee holds its confirmation hearing for Judge Gorsuch, scheduled to begin on March 20, 2017, Senators should carefully question Gorsuch about his record in business cases. They should seek to determine, among other things, why he reads statutes and rules meant to protect ordinary Americans from corporate wrongdoing so narrowly that he undermines Congress’ objectives in enacting them. They should probe his judicial philosophy regarding arbitration, and seek to learn whether he will support businesses in depriving Americans of their rightful day in court when they are victimized by them. They should question him about his hostility to Chevron deference and his apparent desire to overturn that precedent. In short, as the Senate considers confirming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the American people are entitled to know whether, as the business community is expecting, a Justice Gorsuch would be another reliable vote in favor of corporate America and against the rights and interests of workers, consumers, and other less powerful individuals.
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