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In His FIRST Day On The Job, Justice Gorsuch LETS LOOSE On Liberal Lawyer, Leaves Him STUNNED

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Monday was Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first day on his new job with the Supreme Court, and he definitely made a statement about how he’s going to be deciding cases.

Gorsuch reportedly was the only justice on the bench to sit up straight and seem genuinely intrigued by every word attorneys for each case had to say, and his questioning was every bit as pointed as his predecessor, late Justice Antonin Scalia. The Associated Press reported that three separate cases were heard on Monday, and in one involving a labor dispute between a former federal worker and the government, Gorsuch let loose on the attorney representing the worker.

Gorsuch didn’t seem amused by the liberal lawyer’s willingness to distort federal statues to suit his client’s needs. Such was evident when the attorney suggested that he wasn’t asking the Court to do anything it hadn’t done in the past.

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Gorsuch drew a few laughs of his own in an exchange with lawyer Christopher Landau, who is representing a former federal worker.

“I think I am maybe emphatically agreeing with you and…,” Landau said.

Gorsuch cut in: “I hope so.”

But at another point, when Landau said his client wasn’t asking the court to break new ground in its decision, Gorsuch launched a zinger reminiscent of Scalia.

No, just to continue to make it up,” he said.

His response seemingly confirms what Gorsuch promised the Senate during his confirmation hearings, that he would follow the law as written by Congress. Legal minds on both sides of the aisle have said he’s one of the most qualified candidates of our time to sit on the bench, and yesterday’s hearings were proof of it.

At another point during the hearing, Gorsuch asked the attorney, “Wouldn’t it be a lot easier if we just followed the plain text of the statute?”

And in yet another exchange, Gorsuch showed no signs of letting up on the lawyer.

“I think I am maybe emphatically agreeing with you and…,” Landau said.

Gorsuch cut in: “I hope so.”

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