Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:
On behalf of the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA), we urge you to promptly confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Gorsuch’s legal and judicial experience has prepared him well to serve as a Supreme Court Justice. In private practice, he represented his clients with skill and zeal, understanding their concerns and how the law impacted them individually and advocating for their interests, and he was well-respected by colleagues and opposing counsel alike.
As a federal appellate judge for the past ten years, he has demonstrated a deep understanding of the role of a judge in our constitutional system. Judge Gorsuch has proven that he is committed to the rule of law by carefully considering the text, history, and structure of laws and applying them to the facts of each case before him. He has sought to interpret the Constitution and the law impartially and communicate his interpretation through clear, concise language that makes his judicial decisions understandable by both lawyers and non-lawyers. Judge Gorsuch’s jurisprudential methodology protects the rights of individual citizens, respects the separation of powers, and provides citizens notice of what laws mean and how they will be applied.
The RNLA is the home of Republican lawyers in the Republican Party. Before his nomination to the federal bench, Mr. Gorsuch was a leader in the RNLA. We were privileged to work with such a competent, intelligent attorney then and are equally honored to support his nomination to the Supreme Court now.
Thank you for your careful consideration of Judge Gorsuch and his excellent qualifications to be the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. We encourage the Judiciary Committee, and the whole Senate, to promptly confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.
A copy of the letter is here.