Bloomberg Law
June 16, 2020, 9:45 AM

Gorsuch Draws Rebuke From Right Over LGBT Worker Rights Ruling

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Justice Neil Gorsuch found himself in the unaccustomed position Monday of taking flak from the right after authoring a landmark opinion extending job discrimination protections to LGBT workers.

Gorsuch’s use of “textualism"—the interpretive approach embraced by many conservatives—to justify his 6-3 ruling garnered the strongest rebuke.

“Justice Scalia would be disappointed that his successor has bungled textualism so badly today, for the sake of appealing to college campuses and editorial boards,” said Judicial Crisis Network President Carrie Severino. Her conservative organization spent millions to support Gorsuch and his fellow Trump-nominee Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Severino was referring to the late Antonin ...

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