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City Bar Rates Gorsuch Qualified—With Concerns (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal, March 17, 2017

City Bar Rates Gorsuch Qualified—With Concerns

“The New York City Bar Association has rated Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, as ‘qualified’ for the position, citing his intellectual ability, motivation to build consensus and ‘unquestionable integrity and independence,’ among other attributes. But members expressed concerns with the ‘harsh tone’ Gorsuch used in two dissents as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as a 2005 article in which he criticized ‘liberals’ for relying on litigation to achieve social justice goals. ‘We believe that he will strive to achieve the right balance between judicial restraint, respect for precedent and legal clarity,’ the city bar said.”

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