Wednesday, February 1, 2017
JUDGE GORSUCH FAST FACTS
A native Westerner, Judge Gorsuch spent his childhood in Colorado and chose to return there to raise his family. He and his wife of twenty years, Marie Louise have two teenage daughters. He is a life-long outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and skiing.
As a child, Judge Gorsuch shoveled snow in the winter and mowed lawns during the summer to earn extra money. He also worked moving furniture and as a front desk clerk at a Howard Johnson hotel.
His academic credentials are impeccable: he graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in three years, and earned a Truman Scholarship to help pay for Harvard Law School where he graduated cum laude. He then received his doctorate from Oxford University as a Marshall Scholar.
Judge Gorsuch clerked for Judge David Sentelle of the D.C. Circuit and both Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
As both a law student and practicing attorney, Judge Gorsuch devoted significant time to pro bono representation of the poor and disadvantaged.
His record of public service also includes significant experience in the Department of Justice, where he was Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.
In 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and he was confirmed by voice vote without objection.
He has served on the court with distinction, earning a reputation as a brilliant jurist with an outstanding intellect and a clear, incisive writing style, and he is universally respected for his integrity and fairness to all parties.
Posted by Barbara at 11:03 AM