Here’s your weekly update, for subscribers only, drawing your attention to five stories that are worth catching. This week, the main theme is internecine conflict within the left.
1. But Gorsuch! And Maybe More Such
Falling back on the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is the clichéd response for Trump supporters who are hard pressed to name the substantial achievements of the new administration. Yet it really is true that Gorsuch is someone just about everybody on the right can agree was a good choice. He began a recent speech to the Federalist Society, an organization of right-leaning lawyers and legal scholars, by declaring: “Tonight I can report, a person can be both a committed originalist and textualist and be confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.” He is certainly more of a constitutionalist than we had any right to expect.
But the Trump administration’s judicial legacy is going to be much wider. And it’s not just Donald Trump’s legacy. It’s Harry Reid’s.
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