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Supreme Court Nominations Research Guide

This guide explains the nomination process and suggests resources for further research into the nominations of more recently confirmed Supreme Court Justices.

Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to Replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

On January 31, 2017, President Trump nominated Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the seat previously held by Justice Scalia.

Judge Gorsuch's confirmation hearings began on March 20, 2017.  Live viewing, as well as archived video, can be found at C-SPAN

Biographies of Neil M. Gorsuch

Nomination to be U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit

Opinions from Judge Gorsuch

To search for opinions by Judge Gorsuch with Lexis Advance, the following advanced search fields for 10th Circuit Federal cases are available: Opinion By, Concurrence By and Dissent By. The following advanced search fields are available with Westlaw: Written By, Concurring and Dissenting. Full-text Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions by Judge Gorsuch are available on the court's website. Search by case name.

  • Notable decisions by Judge Gorsuch, as compiled by ABC News, along with video commentary by ABC news staff (web page archived on Feb. 9, 2017)
  • A compilation of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s jurisprudence in a number of key areas from SCOTUSblog.

Publications by Judge Gorsuch

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  • Neil M. Gorsuch & Paul B. Matey, Settlements in Securities Fraud Class Actions: Improving Investor Protection (Wash. Legal Found., Working Paper No. 128, 2005).

Selected Briefs of Neil Gorsuch

  • Dura Pharm., Inc. v. Broudo:
  • Lentell v. Merrill Lynch & Co.:
    • Brief for Amici Curiae the United States Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable in Support of Defendants-Appellees and Urging Affirmance of the District Court’s Decision, Lentell v. Merrill Lynch & Co., 396 F.3d 161 (2d Cir. 2005) (No. 03-7948) 2004 WL 1592856, 2004 U.S. 2nd Cir. Pleadings LEXIS 1.
  • Verizon Delaware, Inc. v. Covad Commc'ns Co.:
    • Reply Brief of Appellants and Opposition Brief on Cross Appeal, Verizon Delaware, Inc. v. Covad Commc'ns Co., 377 F.3d 1081 (9th Cir. 2004) (Nos. 03-15453, 03-15557) 2003 WL 22716369.
    • Brief of Appellants, Verizon Delaware, Inc. v. Covad Commc'ns Co., 377 F.3d 1081 (9th Cir. 2004) (Nos. 03-15453, 03-15557) 2003 WL 22716353.
  • U.S. Tobacco Co. v. Conwood Co., L.P.:
  • Conwood Co., L.P. v. U.S. Tobacco Co.:
  • Devlin v. Scardelleti:
  • Zachair, Ltd. v. Driggs:
    • Brief for Appellant Zachair, Ltd., Zachair, Ltd. v. Driggs, 135 Md. App. 403 (2000) (No. 02865) 2000 WL 34521517.
    • Zachair, Ltd.’s Consolidated Cross-Appellee’s Brief and Appellant’s Reply Brief, Zachair, Ltd. v. Driggs, 135 Md. App. 403 (2000) (No. 02865) 2000 WL 34521518.
    • Brief for Appellant, Zachair, Ltd. v. Driggs, 141 F.3d 1162 (1998) (No. 97-1811) 1997 WL 33492198.
    • Reply Brief for the Appellant, Zachair, Ltd. v. Driggs, 141 F.3d 1162 (1998) (No. 97-1811) 1997 WL 33492200.
  • California Pub. Employees’ Ret. Sys. v. Felzen:
    • Petitioners’ Reply Brief to Oppositions of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company, California Pub. Employees' Ret. Sys. v. Felzen, 525 U.S. 315 (1999) (No. 97-1732) 1998 WL 34112361.
    • Petition for Writ of Certiorari, California Pub. Employees' Ret. Sys. v. Felzen, 525 U.S. 315 (1999) (No. 97-1732) 1998 WL 34112179.
    • Brief for Petitioners, California Pub. Employees' Ret. Sys. v. Felzen, 525 U.S. 315 (1999) (No. 97-1732) 1998 WL 784589.
  • Online Yellow Pages, Inc. v. Bell Atl. Directory Servs., Inc.:
    • Brief for Appellees, Online Yellow Pages, Inc. v. Bell Atl. Directory Servs., Inc., 178 F.3d 1280 (3d Cir. 1999) (No. 98-3509) 1998 WL 34096422.
  • Buford v. H&R Block, Inc.:
    • Brief of Appellants, Buford v. H & R Block, Inc., 117 F.3d 1433 (11th Cir. 1997) (No. 96-8969) 1996 WL 33499214.
    • Reply Brief of Appellants, Buford v. H & R Block, Inc., 117 F.3d 1433 (11th Cir. 1997) (No. 96-8969) 1997 WL 33642997.
  • Washington v. Glucksberg:

Speeches and Remarks by Judge Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch Project - UVA Law

The Neil Gorsuch Project, created and coordinated by the University of Virginia's Morris Law Library, collects Judge Gorsuch's opinions, publications, and speeches. 

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