Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, applauds President Trump’s selection of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as a nominee for the Supreme Court.
“Judge Gorsuch’s opinions show an understanding that the role of a judge is not to enact his own preferences, but neither is it to rubber stamp the legislature,” said Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. “At a time when free speech often seems on the defensive, we are pleased that President Trump has nominated someone who will defend a robust First Amendment.”
CCP previously released three analyses of Judge Gorsuch’s record on free speech rights. The analyses specifically highlighted his pro-First Amendment opinions in Riddle v. Hickenlooper (2014), four media-related cases, and a petition rights case.