Okay, right smack dab in the middle of Neil Gorsuch’s hearing, the Supreme Court overruled him 8-0.
Honey, I gotta say that I don’t think there’s been a unanimous decision on the court in this decade. But they all decided that Gorsuch was wrong, wrong, triple wrong.
The 2008 opinion Gorsuch wrote for a unanimous 10th Circuit took the side of a school in a case in which the parents of an autistic child argued the school wasn’t doing enough to educate the student. While the student showed educational progress in classes, he didn’t seem to retain what he’d learned. Gorsuch’s opinion, which reversed three prior rulings, said the school had complied with federal disabilities law because the student needed to show gains that were “merely more than de minims.” (Italics mine.)
So now, Gorsuch says he’s sorry but his ruling was based on circuit precedent.
Dude, the Supreme Court is the last option for those wronged. You can’t change harm done by saying you’re sorry ten years later.
Why should Donald Trump, while under FBI investigation for what could be treason, get a Supreme Court appointment that was stolen from Barack Obama?
(By the way, my spellcheck changes Gorsuch to Grouch.)
Thanks to AlanInAustin for the heads up.