January 31 2017
featuring Victoria Coley
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017
INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S FORUM RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT
"Trump made good on his campaign promise..."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals as the late Justice Antonin Scalia's successor at the U.S. Supreme Court. Erin Hawley, legal fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, and former clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., issued the following response:
"With the appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to appoint someone in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Although Justice Scalia is irreplaceable, Judge Gorsuch is another brilliant jurist who also happens to believe that words matter. He is an originalist and a textualist who will look to the words that the Founders and Congress have written, rather than imposing his own policy preferences.
"In November, Americans signaled that they wanted something different than politics as usual, and the Supreme Court was high on their list of priorities. The American people should now insist that the Senate quickly confirm Judge Gorsuch."
Independent Women's Forum works to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free-markets and personal liberty.