AG Derek Schmidt Statement on U.S. Senate vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

AG Derek Schmidt Statement on U.S. Senate vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
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Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today’s 54-45 vote in the U. S. Senate confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“Today’s vote adds to the Supreme Court the important perspective of a Justice who hails from a state without a coastline. Justice Gorsuch’s record while on our 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the importance he places on the role of the structural Constitution – the separation of powers and federalism – in the preservation of American liberties. Kansas has several cases currently pending or anticipated before the high court, and I welcome the opportunity to present our arguments to a full complement of nine Justices.”