Leading Members of Supreme Court Bar Endorse Gorsuch

by Ed Whelan

Members of the Supreme Court bar who collectively* “have argued more than 500 cases before the Court” and who “hold a broad range of political, policy, and jurisprudential views” have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee stating that they “are unified in offering our support of Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.”

Prominent liberal signatories include former Stanford law school dean Kathleen M. Sullivan, American Constitution Society board member David C. Frederick, and Lisa Blatt (head of Arnold & Porter’s Supreme Court practice).

* I will note that the 30 or so signatories include two wannabes—two GOP-affiliated attorneys from the same law firm who are eager to be in the company of leading members of the Supreme Court bar but who between them have argued a grand total of one case before the Court. 

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