Nomination of the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Nomination Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee
Date: Monday, March 20, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Hart Senate Office Building 216
Presiding: Chairman Grassley
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Member Statements


  1. Senator Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D - CA)
  3. Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R - UT)
  4. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  5. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D - IL)
  6. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D - RI)
  7. Senator Michael S. Lee (R - UT)
  8. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D - MN)
  9. Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX)
  10. Senator Al Franken (D - MN)
  11. Senator Christopher A. Coons (D - DE)
  12. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D - CT)
  13. Senator Mike Crapo (R - ID)
  14. Senator Mazie Hirono (D - HI)
  15. Senator John Kennedy (R - LA)

Witnesses


Introducers

  1. The Honorable Michael Bennet
    United States Senator
    State of Colorado
  2. The Honorable Cory Gardner
    United States Senator
    State of Colorado
  3. Mr. Neal Katyal
    Former Acting Solicitor General 2010-2011
    Washington , DC

Panel I

Panel II

  1. Ms. Nancy Scott Degan

    American Bar Association
    Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
    New Orleans, LA

  2. Ms. Shannon Edwards

    American Bar Association
    Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary
    Edmond, OK

Panel III

    Majority

  1. The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha

    The Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha
    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge (Retired)
    Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law
    Pepperdine Law School
    Malibu, CA

  2. The Honorable Robert Harlan Henry

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge (Retired)
    President
    Oklahoma City University
    Oklahoma City, OK

  3. The Honorable John L. Kane

    U.S. District Court Judge (Senior)
    District of Colorado
    Denver, CO

  4. Ms. Leah Bressack
    Former Law Clerk
    Washington , DC
  5. Minority

  6. Ms. Elisa Massimino

    President and CEO
    Human Rights First
    Washington, DC

  7. Mr. Jameel Jaffer

    Executive Director
    Knight First Amendment Institute
    Columbia University
    New York, NY

  8. Mr. Jeff Perkins
    Berthoud , CO
  9. Mr. Guerino J. Calemine, III

    General Counsel
    Communications Workers of America
    Washington, DC

Panel IV

    Majority

  1. Mr. Jeff Lamken
    Partner
    MoloLamken
    Washington, DC
  2. Professor Lawrence Solum

    Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
    Washington, DC

  3. Professor Jonathan Turley

    J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law
    The George Washington University Law School
    Washington, DC

  4. Ms. Karen Harned

    Executive Director
    National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center
    Washington, DC

  5. Minority

  6. Ms. Heather McGhee

    Ms. Heather McGhee
    President
    Demos
    New York, NY

  7. Ms. Fatima Goss Graves

    Senior Vice President for Program & President-Elect
    National Women’s Law Center
    Washington, DC

  8. Mr. Pat Gallagher

    Director
    Environmental Law Program
    Sierra Club
    Oakland, CA

  9. Ms. Eve Hill
    Partner
    Brown Goldstein Levy
    New York, NY

Panel V

    Majority

  1. Mr. Peter Kirsanow
    Commissioner
    U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
    Partner
    Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff
    Cleveland, OH
  2. Ms. Alice Fisher
    Partner
    Latham & Watkins
    Washington , DC
  3. Ms. Hannah Smith
    Senior Counsel
    Becket
    Washington , DC
  4. Mr. Tim Meyer
    Former Law Clerk
    Nashville , TN
  5. Mr. Jamil Jaffer
    Former Law Clerk
    Arlington , VA
  6. Minority

  7. Ms. Kristen Clarke
    President & CEO
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Washington, DC
  8. Ms. Sarah Warbelow
    Legal Director
    Human Rights Campaign
    Washington DC
  9. Ms. Amy Hagstrom Miller
    President & CEO
    Founder
    Whole Woman’s Health
    Charlottesville, VA
  10. Professor William Marshall
    William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law
    University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  11. Ms. Sandy Phillips
    Boerne , TX