In an exclusive interview, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch gave Fox News a glimpse of how he and his staff are handling the weight of public opinion while serving in the country's highest court.
Shannon Bream, presenter of Fox News, had asked Gorsuch if he allowed public perception to affect his work.
"I tell my employees I have two rules – just two rules – if you follow them, you'll be fine," he said. Rule number one: Do not invent it – follow the law Rule number two: If everyone else around you yells at you, begs you to invent it, and condemns you for not inventing it, refer to Rule Number one. "
KAVANAUGH AND GORSUCH ACCEPT PREDICTED INDEPENDENCE
Gorsuch, an originalist, is committed to a legal philosophy that restricts constitutional rights to those set forth during the founding of the nation The document was supposed to come through the approval of the American people.
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Left advocates have often advocated a legal philosophy that assumes that the founders could not have foreseen any circumstances that could change the meaning of the text they initially wrote.
When Bream asked Gorsuch for this argument, he called it "nonsense." "I think the Constitution is one of the biggest documents in human history and deserves our respect – and if you want to change it, do not ask five people in Washington to change it for you," he said. which is needed for decisions of the Supreme Court.
CHRISTOPHER SCALIA SAYS that it is a "mistake" to think that GORSUCH DECIDES AS HIS FATHER.
"There is a process – it's called the process of change – it's actually in the Constitution, and you can do it – and it's done – it's been done 27 times."
Gorsuch's affirmation was special controversial as he replaced the former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch originalist, died shortly before the 2016 elections.
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Gorsuch, who was close to Scalia before his death remembered how the former justice inspired him to follow this philosophy of law. He heard the word "originalism" from a professor, "he said to Bream." And then I remember that Justice Scalia came to speak – I was a student at the [Harvard] Law School – and he talked about originality in the Constitution and it really had a profound effect on me. "
ALERT : See the one-hour special" Neil Gorsuch: Justice for the Republic "by Fox News Channel on Sunday, September 8, at 8 pm EDT will be hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor and Chief Legal Correspondent Shannon Bream.An enhanced Director's Cut version of the special featuring additional footage will be released Sunday , September 8, at 8:05 pm in the FOX Nationwide FNC streaming service EDT.