Donald Trump, the newly elected US Prez was already proving his mark with controversial decisions. We have seen many protests are being raised opposing the orders given by the American President. CEO’s of Tech Companies like Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai had openly criticized Trump’s decision of Immigration order.
The President of United States has nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the US Supreme Court. However, Trump’s Nominee should be approved by the US Senate. Since the Republicans opposed Obama’s decision last time, will the Democratic Party legislators co-operate?
The Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate rather than a simple majority to approve Gorsuch, and expressed “far-reaching doubts” about the nominee. .While the Liberal groups were clearly rejecting Gorsuch while conservative groups and Republican senators heaped praise on him.
Donald Trump said that “Judge Gorsuch has outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous disciple, and has earned bipartisan support. Depending on their age, justice can be active for 50 years. And his or her decisions can last a century or more, and can often be permanent.”
Gorsuch on speaking about the president’s nomination said that “I respect the fact that in our legal order it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives. 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.”
The 49-year-old Gorsuch is the youngest nominee to the US Supreme Court in more than a quarter century. However this time it’s not easy for Trump as it requires a majority vote of the US Senate. The result can’t be decided as of now.