Special thanks need to go out to former Senators Harry Reid and Joe Biden. Thanks to the Biden Rule and the Reid Rule, we’re saying “Justice Gorsuch” instead of “Justice Garland”. After the Senate applied the rules he once supported, anti-gun fruitloop Chucky Schumer wasn’t able to stop Justice Gorsuch’s nomination.
Does this guarantee solid, conservative/libertarian rulings from the Court? Of course not. The (usually) 5-4 majority has been restored, but that doesn’t tell us how people like Anthony Kennedy or John Roberts will vote. We’ll be able to breath easier once Justices Ginsburg and Breyer have decided to ride off into the sunset. Additionally, Gorsuch isn’t a results oriented jurist. If lawyers appearing before the Court expect him to rule in their favor, they’d better have convincing, Constitutionally grounded arguments. He’s a reals over feels kinda guy.
All judges should be like this, but sadly they aren’t. Far too many, including many appointed by Republicans, rule based upon what public policies might flow from said ruling. A proper judge should rule based upon what the law and the Constitution require. If we don’t like the subsequent results, then it’s up to the People and their representatives to change the law and/or the Constitution; not a bunch of unelected clowns in black robes.