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Crapo Comments on the Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to be Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee issued this statement regarding the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

“Judge Gorsuch has a strong background of legal experience and knowledge.  I congratulate him on this high honor.  I take seriously my constitutional responsibility to thoroughly review this nomination.  As that review is conducted, I have long said that our next justice must look first and foremost to the Constitution for guidance in all legal matters.  I look forward to meeting with Judge Gorsuch during the confirmation process and learning more about his judicial philosophy.”

Judge Neil Gorsuch presently serves as a Judge on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  If confirmed, he will fill the vacancy created in February 2016 by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. The confirmation hearings for Judge Gorsuch will commence on a schedule to be announced later by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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