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Capitol Hill Brief — Not a Political Judge

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Judge Neil Gorsuch makes decisions based on the Constitution, not politics. That’s why people on both sides of the aisle support his confirmation to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

In his speech after the president announced his nomination, Gorsuch made a statement that reveals why he’s the best person to fill Justice Scalia’s seat.  He said:

“A judge who likes every outcome he reaches is very likely a bad judge, stretching for results he prefers rather than those the law demands.”

You see what he’s saying.  Sometimes a judge must rule in way he personally doesn’t like.  But if the law must change, it is the role of the legislature to change the law, not the courts.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — The Justice America Needs

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Judge Neil Gorsuch is the Supreme Court Justice America needs. He has the potential to be a stabilizing force, restoring public confidence in the courts through impartiality and fidelity to the Constitution and the laws enacted by Congress.

Even a former acting solicitor general under the Obama Administration Neal Katyal agrees and wrote an op-ed in the New York Times titled, “Why Liberals Should Back Neil Gorsuch.”

Katyal affirmed Gorsuch’s independent application of the law, regardless of his political views. In a time of extreme political division, America needs a Justice that people on both sides of the aisle can trust to be independent and faithful to apply the Constitution as written. Judge Gorsuch will be that justice.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Former Law Clerks for Gorsuch

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Thirty-nine former 10th Circuit law clerks for nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote a letter to congressional leaders boosting the judge’s Supreme Court nomination.

The letter lauded Gorsuch’s qualifications as “impeccable.”

“Each of us has had the privilege of serving as a law clerk to Judge Neil … Gorsuch… Our political views span the spectrum… But we are united in our view that Judge Gorsuch is an extraordinary judge. The undersigned are every single one of Judge Gorsuch’s former clerks not currently clerking for a justice. All of us strongly support his confirmation as the next associate justice of the Supreme Court.”


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Stand Against Assisted Suicide

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“Physician assisted suicide is not about bringing family together to make end-of-life decisions; it’s intended to exclude family members from the actual decision-making process.”  That is a quote from Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Sen. Kennedy spent a great deal of his career focusing on health care policy.  His wife Victoria spoke out powerfully against patient suicide after his death.  She remarked that she did not wish to preach or judge others in their decisions but wanted all to know the facts.

Assisted suicide devalues life, diminishes care, and disincentives research.  We must stand against it in every state.


Assisted suicide is becoming more acceptable in our nation. Join CWA in standing for life. Tell your congressman to oppose assisted suicide. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

Capitol Hill Brief — Stopping the Horrible Assisted Suicide Trend

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Six states have now legalized assisted suicide, and another 22 are currently considering legalization in their state legislatures. Assisted suicide supposedly increases patient choice, but we have seen the opposite.

Patients who live in states where assisted suicide is legal are sometimes presented with no choice. Lethal medications cost insurance companies approximately $300, and care for a terminal patient can cost millions.

We have already seen this in California where Stephanie, a mother of four, living with a terminal diagnosis, was denied coverage for treatment, but was informed her insurance would cover medication for aid in dying. We cannot let this dangerous devaluation of life continue.


Assisted suicide is becoming more acceptable in our nation. Join CWA in standing for life. Tell your congressman to oppose assisted suicide. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Dems for Gorsuch

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Guess who voted to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals back in 2006? Big name Democrats like, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.

And even some serving today like, Chuck Schumer, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Durbin, and Jack Reed.

Actually, he was confirmed unanimously, by a voice vote.  Not a single Democrat expressed any concerns about Judge Gorsuch.

So why the hesitation now?  One word: politics.  The left is still furious about the election results and will do everything in their power to oppose President Trump, no matter how ridiculous their attacks.  And that’s what the attacks on Judge Gorsuch are: ridiculous.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Gorsuch on Hobby Lobby

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Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch weighed in on the Hobby Lobby case as a member of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.  He saw the case as a conflict between two laws — ObamaCare and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Gorsuch correctly decided Religious Freedom took precedence.  Not because of personal preference, but because the law demands that. The actual religious liberty law said it was meant to supersede other government mandates, and certainly that is confirmed by the First Amendment.

That meant ruling that the owners of the store, Hobby Lobby, should be allowed to practice their religion without government interference. Thus, Gorsuch exhibited the principles of religious freedom and judicial restraint.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Gorsuch and the Little Sisters of the Poor

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Judge Neil Gorsuch has a proven track record of protecting one of Concerned Women for America’s core issues: Religious Freedom.

For example, Judge Gorsuch defended the rights of the Little Sisters of the Poor, whose religious freedom was threatened under the Obama Administration’s Contraceptive Mandate. Gorsuch favored the nuns because, as he said, the “issue…has little to do with contraception and a great deal to do with religious liberty.”  He said, “It is not the job of the judiciary to tell people what their religious beliefs are” and that a judiciary trying to do so shouldn’t be tolerated.

Judge Gorsuch’s commitment to both religious freedom and judicial restraint make him the perfect choice for the Supreme Court.  He should be confirmed.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today.  If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Honoring Scalia

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We just observed the one-year anniversary of the passing Justice Antonin Scalia.  As we consider the nomination of his replacement, Judge Neil Gorsuch, it’s incredibly comforting to hear of his admiration for the great constitutionalist that Scalia truly was.

One of the most moving aspects of this nomination announcement was the recognition of the presence of Justice Scalia’s widow and Judge Gorsuch’s words looking straight at her.

He said:

[Audio Clip] Judge Neil Gorsuch: “Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. Agree or disagree with him, all of his colleagues on the bench shared his wisdom and his humor. And like them, I miss him.”

The good news is that Judge Gorsuch exhibits some of the same attributes.  He is a worthy successor.


Our next Supreme Court justice will shape America’s future for generations to come. Judge Neil Gorsuch will uphold conservative, constitutional values. Tell the Senate to confirm him by signing our petition at www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Presidents Day

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Today, as we celebrate the birth of “The Father of our Country,” President George Washington, I can’t help but wonder what he’d think of America today. Would he be proud of what we’ve become, or would he be shocked by the violence and rhetoric being spewed by many over the election or any number of issues? How would he handle what’s happening?

I know what he would do. He would bow his head and pray. Because that’s who George Washington was. He was a man of prayer.

Maybe today, as we face this rough patch in our nation’s history, we should take a page from Washington’s playbook. Perhaps we should pray to our Father in Heaven. Would you join me today?


Today, on President’s Day, let’s consider the progress President Trump and our conservative lawmakers have made and look toward the future. Download our “First 100 Days Update” for more information. Just visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station