The rumor mill has been floating all morning, and I too tweeted out a source claiming Gorsuch was the pick this morning. Guy Benson has gone all in on saying he thinks it is Gorsuch based on numerous sources of different types. Picking what Trump might do is risky business, and a misdirection is always possible.
Gorsuch is a conservative darling, and his credentials are beyond reproach. His views on limiting executive authority and agency deference will make Constitutional Conservatives swoon. Though, some suggest his strong views on religious liberty could put him at odds with immigration laws that disfavor a person based solely on religion … not they we have such laws or executive orders.
Guy Benson is a strong reporter. He is credible, and he is plugged in. Yes, he’s a bit nervous going out on this limb, but he has a 50% chance of being right, even if every source is not credible.
Gorsuch will appease real conservatives, and his choice would make opposition to him based solely on political ideology and not qualification. That’s not new anymore since the Borking incident, but he is a stronger pick that we have seen of any nominee in years.
Read why Benson thinks his call is right:
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Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
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