Gorsuch Proves a Solid Conservative on Court's Final Day

The following is the statement of Committee for Justice president Curt Levey:

While there were no retirement announcements at the Supreme Court today, conservatives hope that the much-predicted departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy will soon pave the way for President Trump to put a dependably constitutionalist -- or "textualist" if you will -- majority on the Supreme Court for the first time since the 1930's. That hope, however, depends entirely on the proposition that President Trump can be relied upon to put conservative justices on the Court (we would not be talking about the first conservative majority in 80 years if GOP presidents could be assumed to be reliable). That proposition got a big boost today from the record of Justice Neil Gorsuch on the final day of the 2016-17 term.