This video from the USA says about itself:
SCOTUS pick Gorsuch to carry out agenda of religious right – America’s Lawyer
31 January 2017
President Donald Trump picked Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court justice to replace Antonin Scalia. But if confirmed, will he follow the hardline conservative‘s legacy? ‘America’s Lawyer’ host Mike Papantonio joins ‘News With Ed’, saying that Gorsuch will follow suit on abortion rights, the Second Amendment, oil companies, big pharma and more.
President Donald Trump has chosen an ultra-right acolyte of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to fill the vacancy created by Scalia’s death a year ago, nominating Neil Gorsuch, a federal appellate judge from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, Colorado: here.
From UltraViolet in the USA:
BREAKING: Donald Trump just nominated a judge more conservative than Justice Scalia to the Supreme Court.1
As a justice on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Neil Gorsuch repeatedly tried to gut the Affordable Care Act‘s birth control mandate and would have allowed Planned Parenthood to be defunded.2 And his record shows he’s a threat to Roe v. Wade.3
As a Supreme Court justice, Gorsuch will fill the seat that will decide whether Trump’s executive orders are constitutional or not.
Current Senate rules require a nominee to receive 60 votes, eight of which are held by the Democrats. We can’t let this life-long position go to Gorsuch–if there’s ever a moment when Democrats needed to fight like hell, it’s now. Can you sign the emergency petition demanding Democrats filibuster Gorsuch?
Senate Democrats: Block Neil Gorsuch from a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.
Sign the petition
Democrats can stop this nomination–they’ve done it before–and there’s already talk in the Senate about filibustering.4
When Republicans tried to take away abortion access for survivors of human trafficking, Senate Democrats led by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) spoke passionately about abortion access, and forced Republicans to roll back their plan.5 And earlier today, Democrats boycotted hearings for two of Trump’s nominees, one of whom is Representative Tom Price, who is nominated to be head of Health and Human Services and is committed to gutting the Affordable Care Act.6
This nominee can be stopped too. Remember, Trump stole this nomination from President Obama when Senate Republicans refused to even hold a hearing for President Obama’s nominee.7
Trump has already won votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act and signed orders to ban US funding for abortion care overseas, build a border wall and the Keystone pipeline, and keep out immigrants. The only recourse Americans have from these horrific acts is the Supreme Court–and now Trump is trying to take that over, too. The line must be drawn here.
Click to sign the petition to keep extremists off the Supreme Court
Thanks for speaking out,
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet team
1. Neil Gorsuch nominated by Donald Trump to fill supreme court vacancy, Guardian, January 31, 2017
How Trump’s Nominee Will Alter The Supreme Court, FiveThirtyEight, January 30, 2017
2. Potential nominee profile: Neil Gorsuch, SCOTUSblog, January 13, 2017
10th Circuit Court won’t hear Planned Parenthood lawsuit against Gov. Herbert again, FOX 13, October 28, 2016
3. Here’s Where Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Stand on Abortion, Motto, January 30, 2017
4. A Senate Democrat just vowed to filibuster Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Vox, January 30, 2017
5. In abortion debate, Feinstein evokes ‘small step for womankind’, LA Times, March 20, 2015
6. Senate Democrats boycott, delay committee vote on Mnuchin, Price, Reuters, January 31, 2017
7. Democrats, With Garland on Mind, Mobilize for Supreme Court Fight, New York Times, January 24, 2017
MEET TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT PICK Here’s everything you need to know about President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, conservative Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals judge in Denver. Gorsuch is being called another Scalia — and this graphic lays out where he is in terms of conservatism on the current Supreme Court. And as Democrats weigh whether to vote for the nominee, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said, “The ghost of Merrick Garland still floats around part of this place.” [HuffPost]
LGBTQ Groups Blast Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Neil Gorsuch: here.
TRUMP TELLS MITCH MCCONNELL TO ‘GO NUCLEAR’ FOR HIS SUPREME COURT PICK The use of the “nuclear option,” which would require a Senate rule change so that only 50 votes are required to confirm a Supreme Court nominee instead of the 60 currently needed, would forever change the Supreme Court nomination process. [HuffPost]
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One year ago today, Bernie Sanders shocked the political establishment by finishing in a virtual tie in the Iowa Caucus. This wouldn’t have been possible if people like you didn’t believe in the ability to change the world. Together we built a political revolution to transform America and create an economy that works for everyone, not just the one percent.
Over the past twelve days we have witnessed millions of people nationwide coming together to stand in solidarity with the communities affected by executive actions and in defense of our environment.
In the past two weeks, we’ve seen Donald Trump pick nominees who are good for Wall Street — not the American people. Now Trump has named Neil Gorsuch, a judge who believes that corporations are people, as a nominee to the Supreme Court.
Today, four Democratic Senators voted in favor of Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. In order for us to successfully block the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, we need these senators – Warner, King, Heitkamp and Manchin- to vote with the Democrats and oppose the nomination
Will you join with us in expressing our opposition of the creation of a court that serves corporations, not the people? Add your name to oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and Our Revolution will deliver these petitions to the offices of Senators Warner, King, Heitkamp and Manchin.
The decisions made by the Supreme Court over the next four years will last for decades, long past Trump’s term as president. Gorsuch would be the deciding vote on issues governing union rights, environmental protection, transgender rights, voter ID laws, gun control, and religious exemption.
Judge Gorsuch has an extensive record of siding with corporations, not people, in his court. All signs indicate that as a Supreme Court Justice, Gorsuch would place even more control over our elections into the hands corporate CEOs and super PACs. And when it comes to unions and workers’ rights, Judge Gorsuch has sided against workers the majority of the time.
Justice — racial, social and economic — is the constant refrain that powers our movement. We need a Supreme Court nominee who will defend the rights of the people enshrined by the Constitution, not give those rights away to Wall Street.
Take action today and sign our petition opposing Judge Gorsuch as Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court. We will deliver these petitions to the four Senators who voted in favor of Rex Tillerson and encourage them to oppose Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
The highest court in the land demands fairness and balance on the bench. We the People need a justice who will defend everyday people, not just the CEOs.
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