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|United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit|
|Appointed by:||George W. Bush|
|Active:||8/8/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||David Ebel|
|Undergraduate:||Columbia U. '88|
|Law School:||Harvard Law '91|
|Grad. School:||Oxford '04|
Neil M. Gorsuch (b.1967) is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Prior to appointment, he was the Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General.
Early life and education
Born in Denver, Colorado, Neil Gorsuch graduated from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree in 1988 and later from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1991. Gorsuch obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford in 2004.
Gorsuch began his legal career as a law clerk for federal judge David Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1991 to 1992, and again for Associate Justices Byron White and Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 to 1994. Gorsuch later entered private practice from 1995 to 2005. Gorsuch served as Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 2005 to 2006.
Gorsuch was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 10, 2006, to a seat vacated by David Ebel. Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 20, 2006 on a majority vote and received commission on August 8, 2006.
Awards and associations
Yellowstone snowmobile case (2009)United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (STATE OF WYOMING: PARK COUNTY COMMISSIONER HALL v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, No. 09-8035)
Judge Gorsuch was the lead judge of a three-judge panel that heard oral arguments over snowmobile management plans at Yellowstone National Park. Judge Clarence Brimmer ruled in favor of a plan to reduce the number of snowmobiles at Yellowstone. It was reported that Judge Gorsuch closely questioned the motives of Wyoming Assistant Attorney General James Kaste during the oral arguments. In December of 2009, Gorsuch dismissed the case stating that the point was moot because earlier in November a cap was placed on the snowmobiles for the season.
- Neil R. Gorsuch, "Liberal 'n' Lawsuits," Nationalreview.com, February 07, 2005 (dead link)
- Abovethelaw.com November, 2006 art. commenting on Neil Gorsuch
- Gorsuch Biography from the Federal Judicial Center
|Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Chief Judge: Mary Briscoe • Jerome Holmes • Neil Gorsuch • Timothy Tymkovich • Harris Hartz • Carlos Lucero • Paul Kelly • Carolyn McHugh • Nancy Caplinger-Moritz • Robert Bacharach • Scott Matheson • Gregory Alan Phillips
|Former judges||William E. Doyle (Colorado) • Robert Henry • Michael McConnell • William Holloway • Robert McWilliams • James E. Barrett • John Hazelton Cotteral • Robert E. Lewis • Robert Williams (Oklahoma) • Orie Leon Phillips • George Thomas McDermott • Sam Gilbert Bratton • Alfred Murrah • Walter Huxman • David Thomas Lewis • Jean Breitenstein • Delmas Hill • John Hickey • James Logan • John Pickett • Oliver Seth •|
|Former Chief judges|
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