SUMMARY: On day one of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, senators outlined partisan attacks for the week to come. While Republicans spent most of the hearing praising Gorsuch's legal resume, Democrats knocked his constitutional philosophy as too rigid. Judy Woodruff reports.
"Grassley: Gorsuch willing to be a judge, not a legislator" PBS NewsHour 3/20/2017
SEN. CHARLES GRASSLEY: A few, but I don’t think very many. I think the base of the Democrat Party is very strongly wanting to demonstrate two things, one, that they may not approve of his approach to the law and the Constitution, and, secondly, they want to make a case that Garland should have been approved last year.
This is a total lie. All Democrats wanted is a VOTE on Garland. The Senate could have done so and NOT approved him.
SUMMARY: What did the country learn about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on opening day of his confirmation hearings? Judy Woodruff speaks with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, about Gorsuch's judicial philosophy, how he compares to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, plus the House hearing on the FBI's investigations into Russian influence of the 2016 election.
"Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch's views?" PBS NewsHour 3/21/2017
SUMMARY: It was an all-day interrogation for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who fended off Democratic efforts to ferret out his views on hot-button issues. Judy Woodruff takes a close look at the day's proceedings with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of Scotusblog.com, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.
"How does Neil Gorsuch wield originalism in his decisions?" PBS NewsHour 3/22/2017
SUMMARY: In Judge Neil Gorsuch's third day of questioning, Democratic senators pressed the Supreme Court nominee on how he interprets the Constitution as well as the effect of partisan politics on the court. Judy Woodruff analyzes today's hearing with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of Scotusblog.com, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.