Justice Gorsuch Drops Trump ‘Obstruction’ Bombshell

Justice Gorsuch is signaling that he will vote to strike down the obstruction charges in hundreds of Donald Trump Jan. 6 cases.



Today’s ruling against free speech could be a hedge against the upcoming J6 and/or Immunity ruling.

J6 and Immunity Rulings will be arriving next.

In the landscape of American politics and judiciary, the relationship between former President Donald Trump and Justice Neil Gorsuch stands out as a noteworthy chapter. Appointed by Trump to the Supreme Court in 2017, Gorsuch’s nomination was a key moment in Trump’s presidency, reflecting his commitment to reshaping the federal judiciary.

The Nomination and Confirmation

Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court shortly after his inauguration, filling the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. This appointment was crucial for Trump, as it fulfilled a significant campaign promise to appoint conservative judges. Gorsuch, known for his strict textualist and originalist interpretation of the Constitution, was seen as a fitting successor to Scalia, championing similar judicial philosophies that resonated with conservative values.

The confirmation of Gorsuch was a significant victory for Trump, achieved amidst a tumultuous political atmosphere. It was marked by a strategic move by Senate Republicans, who invoked the “nuclear option” to lower the threshold for Supreme Court nominations from 60 votes to a simple majority, ensuring Gorsuch’s appointment amidst Democratic opposition.

Judicial Independence and Ideological Shifts

Despite being a Trump appointee, Gorsuch has demonstrated a level of judicial independence that has occasionally surprised his critics and supporters alike. His rulings have not always aligned perfectly with conservative expectations or with the apparent interests of the Trump administration. Notably, Gorsuch has sided with liberal justices on several key issues, including LGBTQ rights, Native American treaty rights, and criminal justice reforms.

One landmark decision was in Bostock v. Clayton County, where Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion that extended Title VII protections of the Civil Rights Act to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This decision was seen as a significant departure from conservative orthodoxy and was contrary to the Trump administration’s stance on the matter.

The Relationship Dynamics

The relationship between Trump and Gorsuch has been relatively professional, marked by mutual respect in public forums. However, Trump’s reaction to some of Gorsuch’s unexpected rulings hinted at underlying tensions. For instance, after the Bostock ruling, Trump expressed surprise and disappointment, reflecting a divergence in their legal philosophies and expectations.

Despite these moments of dissonance, Trump has generally praised Gorsuch for his judicial acumen and conservative rulings that align with the broader goals of his administration’s judicial agenda.

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