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My Turn 3-26
Gorsuch finds turbulence
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I was planning to write about how President Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch sailed unscathed through the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings last week.So much for my best-laid plans.The truth is Gorsuch did cruise through the first three days of intense questioning. Predictably, his answers were praised by Senate Republicans and pilloried by Senate Democrats on the committee. Witnesses from outside the committee also testified for and against Gorsuch.What impressed me most about Gorsuch’s performance during the hearings was his emphasis on the importance of integrity, professional competence and judicial temperament as the key ingredients that should determine whether a judge or justice is fit to serve.