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Neil Gorsuch

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Neil Gorsuch
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Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   8/8/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   David Ebel
Personal History
Born:   1967
Hometown:   Denver, CO
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.[1]

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.[1]

Professional career

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.[1]

Judicial career

Tenth Circuit

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.[2]

Awards and associations

Notable cases

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.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
David Ebel
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:

This page is missing notable case information.