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February 1 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Gorsuch Is the 'Instant-Replay Official' to Roberts the Baseball Umpire

During his 2005 confirmation hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. famously likened his role to that of a baseball umpire, testifying that “it's my job to call balls and strikes and not to pitch or bat.”
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Gorsuch, Drawing Scalia Comparisons, Comes Under Microscope

The U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch triggered a range of responses across the legal and political spectrum Tuesday night as lawyers and advocacy groups touted—and criticized—his positions on regulatory matters and civil rights.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Visits Military Institute Whose Doors She Opened to Women

More than two decades after her majority decision opened the all-male bastion of the Virginia Military Institute to women, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday told a packed hall of the school’s cadets that she knew her ruling “would make VMI a better place.”
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

Gorsuch, in First Ruling, Wouldn't Cut a Break for an Undocumented Immigrant

In his first ruling as a federal appeals judge, Neil Gorsuch weighed the merits of a nearly five-year prison sentence imposed on an undocumented immigrant who’d once been deported.
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