Dean Vikram Amar is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article featuring reactions from the legal community in regards to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Amar said via email that Judge Gorsuch is “unquestionably conservative and committed to originalism.” He said it’ll be interesting to watch what side Judge Gorsuch comes down on “when originalist evidence and conservative outcomes cut in opposite directions,” like in affirmative action cases or when dealing with sovereign immunity. “In these areas, Scalia did not follow originalism but instead embraced conservative outcomes, for which he was criticized,” Amar said. “We’ll see what kind of originalist Gorsuch turns out to be.”
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