Tonight Neil Gorsuch was selected as Trump’s nominee to Supreme Court, the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution becomes American law. With Trump Alt-Right agenda many Americans are worried this appointment could sway the balance of the court and overturn Roe vs Wade.
Gorsuch’s statements indicate that he is a conservative judge. We wrote a statement, in favor of religious latitude for Hobby Lobby which refused to provide birth control to it’s employees (Burrell vs Hobby Lobby Stores). The Supreme Court later found in favor of Hobby Lobby. He also has written against assisted suicide and euthanasia.
What does this Mean for the balance of the court? From all available information, Gorsuch is a conservative right leaning judge. If Roe vs Wade were to come before the court he would likely vote to abolish. That is not the end of the story.
Gorsuch is replacing Scalia, a conservative judge. He will likely vote much like Scalia. Although he is definitely part of Trumps Alt-Right vision of America, the balance of the court remains unchanged with one conservative judge being replaced by another.