Religion | Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s constitutional originalism contrasts with his church’s evolving view of the Bible
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/24/17, 09:41 am
When new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch heard oral arguments on the high court for the first time in mid-April, he quickly asked a Justice Department attorney, “Wouldn’t it be a lot easier if we just followed the plain text of the statute?”
It was a good question from a justice known as an originalist—a judge aiming to follow the plain text of the law and of the Constitution, as its framers originally wrote it.
A similar question could be helpful for the church Gorsuch attends.