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First Liberty Institute Congratulates Justice Gorsuch on His Confirmation

April 7, 2017

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the seat left vacant by former Justice Antonin Scalia.

Kelly Shackelford, President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, praises President Trump for his choice of a judicial nominee and congratulates Justice Gorsuch on his confirmation.

“President Trump promised to appoint pro-religious freedom judges to the Supreme Court and today, he delivered,” Shackelford says. “Our legal team analyzed many of Judge Gorsuch’s opinions and found him to be a champion of judicial independence, fairness, and strong adherence to the rule of law. That is exactly the kind of justice we should all desire to have on our Supreme Court.”

First Liberty Institute recently launched, a website analyzing Judge Gorsuch’s record on constitutional questions and religious freedom. The site shows that Gorsuch authored or signed several landmark religious freedom opinions as a judge on the Tenth Circuit, including cases related to the HHS Contraception Mandate and the Establishment Clause.

“America needs Supreme Court justices who will uphold the Constitution and defend our freedoms, especially religious freedom,” Shackelford says. “Justice Gorsuch is just such a man. I congratulate him on his confirmation and look forward to seeing him continue to safeguard our freedoms for years to come.”

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