Magazine October 28, 2019, Issue

A Conversation with Justice Neil Gorsuch

Justice Neil Gorsuch (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
‘To take the slings and arrows’

The Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Sitting before a crackling fire in the roomy chambers he took over from the late Antonin Scalia, Justice Neil Gorsuch tells me that he is confident about the future — of the United States, of its “miracle” Constitution, and of the originalist judicial philosophy of which he is now one of the country’s most famous proponents. 

“What we have here” in America, Gorsuch suggests, “is an incredibly robust rule of law, and a strong, if raucous, republic.” Since he was confirmed to the Court and lost his anonymity, he says, he has been “continually refreshed by knowing

This article appears as “‘To Take the Slings and Arrows’” in the October 28, 2019, print edition of National Review.

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