Neil Gorsuch Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth, House and Religion

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Neil Gorsuch Biography

Neil Gorsuch born as Neil McGill Gorsuch is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States who was nominated on January 31, 2017, by President Donald Trump

Gorsuch was in private practice with the law firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick from 1995 to 2005. From 2005 before his appointment to the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch was Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice. On May 10, 2006, President George W. Bush nominated Gorsuch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to succeed Judge David M. Ebel, who assumed senior status in 2006.

In constitutional interpretation and originalism, Gorsuch is a proponent of textualism in interpreting the Constitution of the United States. He is an advocate of natural law jurisprudence, along with Justice Clarence Thomas. Gorsuch clerked for U.S. Judge David B. Sentelle. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1991 to 1992 and U.S. Judge Byron White and Judge Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court from 1993 to 1994. He is the first Justice of the Supreme Court to serve alongside a Justice he once clerked for (Kennedy).

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Neil Gorsuch Age

Gorsuch was born on 29 August 1967 in Denver, Colorado, United States. He is 55 years old as of 2023.

Neil Gorsuch Family

Gorsuch is the son of the late David Ronald Gorsuch who was born on 1 February 1937, Denver, Colorado, United States and died on 17 April 2001, and the late Anne Irene McGill Gorsuch Burford, a former American attorney and politician who was born on 21 April 1942 in Casper, Wyoming, United States and died on 18 July 2004, Aurora, Colorado, United States. He has two siblings’ J.J. Gorsuch and Stephanie Gorsuch.

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Neil Gorsuch Wife

He is married to Marie Louise Gorsuch, a British citizen, met at Oxford. The couple married in 1996 at her Church of England parish church in Henley-on-Thames. live in Boulder, Colorado, and have two daughters; Belinda Gorsuch born in 2001, and Emma Gorsuch born in 1999.

Neil Gorsuch Education

Gorsuch graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1985. Gorsuch attended Columbia University after high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science cum laude in 1988. Gorsuch was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa while at Columbia. He was also a member of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. He wrote for the Columbia Daily Spectator student newspaper as an undergraduate student. He co-founded The Fed, the alternative Columbia student newspaper, in 1986. Gorsuch then attended Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law and Public Policy Journal of Harvard.

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Neil Gorsuch Photo

He received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Gorsuch graduated with a Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law in 1991. In 2004, as a postgraduate student at University College, Oxford, he received a DPhil in Law (legal philosophy) from the University of Oxford, where he completed research on assisted suicide and euthanasia. In 1992-93, a Marshall Scholarship allowed him to study at Oxford, where he was supervised by the philosopher of natural law, John Finnis of University College, Oxford.

Neil Gorsuch Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3.2 million as of 2020. He has made his fortune from his career as anĀ Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Neil Gorsuch House

He has a three-acre horse farm outside Boulder. It was listed for $1.675 million in 2017. It has a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home, with an outdoor swimming pool and stables. The nearly 6,000-square-foot home was built in 1990. The couple purchased it in 2007.

Neil Gorsuch Religion

Gorsuch supports a broad conception of religious freedom that is inimical to Church-State separation supports. In Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius in 2013, Gorsuch wrote a competition when the en banc circuit found that the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act on a private company violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Supreme Court upheld the ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. in 2014 5-4.

When a court panel denied similar claims under the same act in Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged v. Burwell in 2015, in their dissent to the denial of rehearing en banc, Gorsuch joined Judges Harris Hartz, Paul Joseph Kelly Jr., Timothy Tymkovich, and Jerome Holmes. The Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell in 2020 vacated that decision and remanded it to the Tenth Circuit. He joined Judge Michael W. McConnell’s dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc in Pleasant Grove City v. Summum in 2007, taking the view that the government’s display of a donated Ten Commandments monument in a public park did not force the government to display other monuments offered. Most of the opinion of the dissent was subsequently adopted by the Supreme Court, which reversed the judgment.

Neil Gorsuch Political View

Gorsuch joined a unanimous Tenth Circuit panel in Riddle v. Hickenlooper in 2014 in finding that it was illegal for a Colorado statute to set the cap on contributions for write-in candidates at half the amount for major party candidates. Gorsuch added an agreement in which he claimed that while the level of analysis of campaign finance in the United States is vague, even under intermediate scrutiny, the Colorado law will fail.

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Neil Gorsuch Books

  • 2019; A Republic, If You Can Keep It
  • 2006; The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia