Gorsuch's First Opinion

June 13, 2017

The Supreme Court just issued its first ruling authored by new Justice Neil Gorsuch, and it shows that Trump made the right choice in nominating him. The Court ruled unanimously that a 1977 law strictly regulating the actions of debt collectors doesn’t apply to companies that buy debts and attempt to collect them, since they’re not collection agencies but creditors. On the surface, that’s bad news for consumers, and Gorsuch wrote that “reasonable legislators” might want to alter the law to make it cover secondhand purchasers of debt. But on the positive side, he noted that the Court has no Constitutional power to rewrite legislation based on what it thinks Congress would have done in circumstance they didn’t consider. He said that Courts can only rule on the constitutionality of laws as they are written. Rewriting legislation is the job of Congress.

So let’s hope Congress gets to work rewriting that law ASAP, and that copies of Gorsuch’s ruling will be sent even faster to the judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Comments 1-5 of 9

  • Anita David Abraham

    06/19/2017 12:23 AM

    This is what Supreme Court was meant & supposed to be - interpreter of the constitutionality or non-constitutionality of laws NOT legislator of laws. Long overdue on the court - so far, Gorsuch doing it right.

  • Nancy Watt

    06/15/2017 08:37 PM

    Mike, God does not make mistakes He appointed Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Neil Gorusch, all authority comes from God. He will fulfill His purpose for those appointments to restore America, unity and the Constitutional values. Praying for President Trump and Michael Pence to win their battles against their enemies. The victory is theirs the battle is the Lord's.

  • Bruce Smelser

    06/15/2017 05:03 PM

    Thank you for your dedication, Mike.

    I believe now that Judge Gorsuch is part of the SCOTUS, he will have some influence on reversing the 'law' that the former SCOTUS decreed that homosexual marriage is legal in all the states.

    I for one am offended because my state (Georgia) put that very question to the voters. We resoundly voted out down.

    All of a sudden, the SCOTUS determined it ok. HEY! You just told everyone "It doesn't matter how you vote, we're going to do whatever we want."

  • Clinton Gott

    06/15/2017 11:23 AM

    Hallelujah!

  • Robert S Reid III

    06/15/2017 11:01 AM

    Nothing could be closer to the truth. Three branches of government all with different responsibilities; Gorsuch demonstrates with alacrity and clarity his knowledge of the Constitution and what it means. Very refreshing!!

Gorsuch's First Opinion

June 13, 2017

The Supreme Court just issued its first ruling authored by new Justice Neil Gorsuch, and it shows that Trump made the right choice in nominating him. The Court ruled unanimously that a 1977 law strictly regulating the actions of debt collectors doesn’t apply to companies that buy debts and attempt to collect them, since they’re not collection agencies but creditors. On the surface, that’s bad news for consumers, and Gorsuch wrote that “reasonable legislators” might want to alter the law to make it cover secondhand purchasers of debt. But on the positive side, he noted that the Court has no Constitutional power to rewrite legislation based on what it thinks Congress would have done in circumstance they didn’t consider. He said that Courts can only rule on the constitutionality of laws as they are written. Rewriting legislation is the job of Congress.

So let’s hope Congress gets to work rewriting that law ASAP, and that copies of Gorsuch’s ruling will be sent even faster to the judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

READ MORE

Comments 1-5 of 9

  • Anita David Abraham

    06/19/2017 12:23 AM

    This is what Supreme Court was meant & supposed to be - interpreter of the constitutionality or non-constitutionality of laws NOT legislator of laws. Long overdue on the court - so far, Gorsuch doing it right.

  • Nancy Watt

    06/15/2017 08:37 PM

    Mike, God does not make mistakes He appointed Donald Trump and Mike Pence and Neil Gorusch, all authority comes from God. He will fulfill His purpose for those appointments to restore America, unity and the Constitutional values. Praying for President Trump and Michael Pence to win their battles against their enemies. The victory is theirs the battle is the Lord's.

  • Bruce Smelser

    06/15/2017 05:03 PM

    Thank you for your dedication, Mike.

    I believe now that Judge Gorsuch is part of the SCOTUS, he will have some influence on reversing the 'law' that the former SCOTUS decreed that homosexual marriage is legal in all the states.

    I for one am offended because my state (Georgia) put that very question to the voters. We resoundly voted out down.

    All of a sudden, the SCOTUS determined it ok. HEY! You just told everyone "It doesn't matter how you vote, we're going to do whatever we want."

  • Clinton Gott

    06/15/2017 11:23 AM

    Hallelujah!

  • Robert S Reid III

    06/15/2017 11:01 AM

    Nothing could be closer to the truth. Three branches of government all with different responsibilities; Gorsuch demonstrates with alacrity and clarity his knowledge of the Constitution and what it means. Very refreshing!!