Neil Gorsuch's testimony before the Senate has Powerline impressed.
Gorsuch displayed the same high degree of knowledge, ability to explain the law, humility, respect for the Constitution, and overall judiciousness that we have seen from most recent Supreme Court nominees, especially John Roberts and Samuel Alito. What stood out for me was Gorsuch’s ability to demonstrate his humanity.
Perhaps this comes from having been a trial lawyer who litigated a variety of cases — big and small — for plaintiffs and defendants. I believe, it’s been a good while since we’ve had a Supreme Court nominee with that background.
Gorsuch knows how to talk plainly to people, how to emote, and how to show his humanity. I’m certainly glad I never had to face him in a jury trial.