William Baude: "Law Professors in Support of Judge Gorsuch"

Law Professors in Support of Judge Gorsuch
William Baude
The Volokh Conspiracy
March 20, 2017

In my view, judicial nominees ought to be assessed on their judicial philosophies, and our Constitution gives the Senate just as much power and right to make those assessments as it gives the president. Like everybody else, I would love it if there were a bipartisan consensus in favor of my views on these things, but there is not.

So I support Gorsuch not simply because he is fair and smart and qualified and all of that, but also because I think he has a good philosophy of judging, one that will bring the judiciary closer to its true constitutional obligations. But people who do not share that view are perfectly reasonable in wanting somebody else.

William Baude