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LCV Statement on Neil Gorsuch’s SCOTUS Nomination

Feb 1, 2017

Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573, or

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Trump nominating Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld issued the following statement:

“Neil Gorsuch is a pitch-perfect President Trump nominee for the Supreme Court – a carbon-copy of Scalia who is both radical and dangerous. The courts are the final arbiters of the cases that can determine the success or failure of the bedrock environmental safeguards that protect the health of our families, as well as the civil rights that underpin our democracy. Unfortunately, Gorsuch seems likely to overturn precedent and well-established principles of law at the expense of so much we hold dear, including our clean air and water, and cherished public lands. His extreme views should disqualify him from sitting on the Supreme Court, and we strongly urge the Senate to reject his nomination.”