Gorsuch Insists He Could Rule Against Trump

Gorsuch Insists He Could Rule Against Trump
The New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gorsuch Insists He Could Rule Against Trump if Law Required It, by Adam Liptak and Matt Flegenheimer

HAS MADE ‘NO PROMISES’

Expansive and Evasive in Sometimes Tense Questioning

Washington–“Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sought to assure the Senate and the nation at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he would be a fair-minded and independent justice…

“He did not hesitate, for instance, when asked to declare his independence from Mr. Trump.”

In questions from Senators, including Senator Charles E. Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee about ruling against the president, Judge Gorsuch answered, “That’s a softball, Mr. Chairman. I have no difficulty ruling against of for any party, other than based on what the law and the facts and the particular case require.”

In other words, a softball question is easy to answer, versus a hardball question, which can be tough. There are softball leagues in baseball, but the hardball leagues are the Major Leagues.

Tags: softball

The New York Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Gorsuch Insists He Could Rule Against Trump if Law Required It, by Adam Liptak and Matt Flegenheimer

HAS MADE ‘NO PROMISES’

Expansive and Evasive in Sometimes Tense Questioning

Washington–“Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, sought to assure the Senate and the nation at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he would be a fair-minded and independent justice…

“He did not hesitate, for instance, when asked to declare his independence from Mr. Trump.”

In questions from Senators, including Senator Charles E. Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee about ruling against the president, Judge Gorsuch answered, “That’s a softball, Mr. Chairman.  I have no difficulty ruling against of for any party, other than based on what the law and the facts and the particular case require.”

In other words, a softball question is easy to answer, versus a hardball question, which can be tough.  There are softball leagues in baseball, but the hardball leagues are the Major Leagues.

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