Confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court kick off next week. Neil Gorsuch is seen as a solid conservative in the mold of the man he would succeed, Justice Antonin Scalia. Nevertheless, assuming he is confirmed by the Senate, only time will tell how he rules on the cases expected to come before the court.
In order to understand Gorsuch’s jurisprudence so far and how he may rule in a number of important upcoming cases, Morning Shift talked with two law professors from the University of Chicago Law School. William Baude is the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the school. He clerked for Chief Judge John Roberts on the Supreme Court. Dan Hemel is also an Assistant Professor of law at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Assistant Justice Elena Kagan.