Iowans Prepare for Monday's Supreme Court Justice Hearing

C-SPANOn Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

C-SPANOn Monday the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

These allegations could very well make their way to the Senate floor on Monday, as the Supreme Court nominee begins the first of his confirmation hearings.

In addition to Gorsuch's much-anticipated testimony, which is expected to take up all of Tuesday, the committee has lined up a parade of lawyers, retired judges and nonprofit leaders to testify for and against Trump's nominee. This might be a good time for a strict constitutionalist - Gorsuch is supposedly one - to deliver a respectful observation about how, if we ignore our federal courts and the rule of law, we introduce anarchy to our constitutional republic.

Among questions he will face will be whether he is sufficiently independent from Trump, who has criticized judges for ruling against his bid to restrict travel from Muslim-majority countries. Progressives want commitments now, even before hearings get fully underway. "Now Republicans on this committee are guilty of their own court-unpacking scheme". Still, he would not definitively say that he planned to vote against the judge.

"President Trump repeatedly promised to appoint someone in the mold of Justice Scalia", she said, "and that the nomination of Judge Gorsuch illustrates that he is a man of his word". Blumenthal said he had prepared "tough but respectful" questions for hearings this week.

The Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch have begun - with Democrats expressing their frustration at the timing of the sessions. But Senate Democrats have appeared divided on their strategy, with any delay tactics potentially risking a change to the Senate rules by Republicans that would decrease the influence that the minority party has on future Supreme Court nominations. Grassley won reelection with 60 percent of the vote. The Florida Democrat met with Gorsuch for about an hour earlier this month Nelson discussed his concerns about the suppression of voting rights and the amount of undisclosed, unlimited money in campaigns. They joined advocacy organizations for an event in front of the Supreme Court last week.

Cruz sharply defended Republicans' decision to hold the seat vacant, saying the president election was also a "referendum on the kind of justice that should replace Justice Scalia". Warren said during the event.

"I can just hear the cries of protest, accusations that he favors certain parties and is hostile to others, and threats of filibuster", he said, revealing that is the circuit court record of Justice Sonia Sotomayor as Sen. "And we are here today to fight back". Democrats are angry that the Republican-controlled Senate refused to consider then-President Barack Obama's nominee, Judge Merrick Garland.

At Gorsuch's hearings, senators must question him closely about these issues, which affect everyone.

Gorsuch also sided with Hobby Lobby in a case over the rights of employers to withhold reproductive health care benefits that conflict with the employer's religious views.

All of the witnesses that Schumer brought to the Hill last week were plaintiffs in cases where Gorsuch sided with an employer over an employee.

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