President Trump will keep another of his campaign promises tonight when he names his choice to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Scalia. Via Independent Journal Review, Ramesh Ponnuru reports that Trump will nominate Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Court. Ramesh deems Judge Gorsuch a worthy heir to Justice Scalia. Our own Paul Mirengoff took a highly favorable look at Judge Gorsuch here.
Judge Gorsuch gave the Federalist Society’s 13th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture in 2013. He was introduced by Federalist Society President Gene Meyer. Judge Gorsuch’s (surprisingly literary) lecture doesn’t expressly address constitutional law. It nevertheless gives a good sense of the impressive judge whom we will get to know better in the coming days.