In Big Independence Move – Justice Gorsuch Opts Out of Petition ‘Cert Pool’

President Trump made a great decision when he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Not only does he impress everyone with his deep knowledge of the law and judicial expertise, but he just made a move that is showing exactly the type of independent thinker we need on the Court.

Justice Gorsuch has decided to opt-out of the “cert pool.” The pool is a collection of law clerks who read the near 8,000 petitions received by the court a year. The pool then recommends which petitions deserve a hearing and which do not.

The pool is used by nearly all the justices, but Gorsuch opting out is sending his fellow justices a big signal.

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