Analysis

Similar On The Law, Gorsuch Differs From Scalia In Style

By Jimmy Hoover (February 1, 2017, 8:02 PM EST) -- If confirmed by the Senate, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch would bring to the bench a strikingly similar judicial philosophy to that of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but former clerks and colleagues say the Tenth Circuit judge and Colorado native's congenial temperament couldn't be more different from the fiery Scalia's.

Gorsuch described Scalia, who died in February 2016, as a "lion of the law" in Tuesday's nomination announcement, which came a month after Senate Republicans allowed the nomination of D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's pick to fill the seat, to lapse.

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