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Neil Gorsuch, Just Another Faux Originalist Judge



After all the usual Washington confirmation theatrics, Neil Gorsuch, one way or the other, will likely be confirmed for service on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has been advertised as a similar replacement for the deceased Antonin Scalia, who had styled himself as a small government “textualist.” Let’s hope Gorsuch will do better than Scalia’s faux textualism.



Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University. He spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.


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