Here’s some keen insight from USA Today: it seems that the more conservative members of the Supreme Court, including Justice Neil Gorsuch, are “sticking to the words written by Congress” when considering cases.

Richard Wolf writes:

The justices have settled challenges involving the rights of workers, immigrants, prisoners and patent owners by painstakingly defining the meaning of “for,” “shall,” “any” and “other,” along with “satisfy” and “salesman.”

The result has been a series of 5-4 decisions written by Justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito that rely on “textualism” — letting the statutes under review speak for themselves. It’s what the late Justice Antonin Scalia preached, and what President Trump promised he would seek in choosing Gorsuch as Scalia’s successor.

So conservative justices are sticking to the rule of law as written?


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