Justice Neil Gorsuch claims Supreme Court not split on party lines
What are his arguments?
- Gorsuch … recently agreed with more liberal colleagues in a decision reaffirming a criminal defendant’s right to a jury trial.
- He told the audience at Brigham Young that the justices eat packed lunches together while Justice Stephen Breyer tests out knock-knock jokes that his grandchildren taught him. Gorsuch said he and his colleagues sing happy birthday to each other, grill burgers at employee picnics and play practical jokes.
- Officials say the Supreme Court’s justices rule unanimously in 40% of the 70 cases they hear in an October-to-May term.
As far as I can see, Gorsuch’s points are irrelevant. On important cases, I think we know how the justices will vote most of the time.