Press Release

Gorsuch Doubles Down on Anti-Civil Rights Stance in First SCOTUS Year

April 5, 2018

Washington, D.C., April 5, 2018 – As we approach the one-year anniversary of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation on April 7, and the anniversary of his swearing-in on April 10, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Unfortunately, Justice Gorsuch has fulfilled most of our expectations by taking up residence on the extreme right wing of the Supreme Court. The same narrow-minded elitism we saw in his rulings on the Tenth Circuit are reflected in his work on the high court, where he has questioned the principle of  ‘one man one vote,’ showed willingness to uphold President Trump’s discriminatory travel ban, and ruled against the rights of LGBTQ Americans and civil rights plaintiffs. The one surprise is, given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding his confirmation, we would have expected him to be extra conscious of the need to be apolitical. Yet he seems to be doing the exact opposite, doing campaign-style appearances with Mitch McConnell and speaking at places like the Trump Hotel.”