Neil Gorsuch on Health Care
In a 7-2 ruling, the Court ruled that no one is allowed to bring suit to challenge a provision of law that does nothing: "The IRS can no longer seek a penalty; there is no possible action that is causally connected to the plaintiffs' injury."
SCOTUS outcome:Opinion authored by Breyer; joined by Roberts; Thomas; Sotomayor; Kagan; Kavanaugh; and Barrett. Alito and Gorsuch dissented, [declaring the] individual mandate "clearly unconstitutional"
"Simply put, in cases that closely divided his court and the Supreme Court, Gorsuch has shown himself to be an ardent defender of religious liberties and pluralistic accommodations for religious adherents," SCOTUSBlog notes.
[The Los Angeles Times noted that] he concluded arguing for "retaining the laws banning assisted suicide and euthanasia based on the idea that all human beings are intrinsically valuable and the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong."
But in terms of hinting at his judicial approach, one pundit said, the book might be most useful as a window onto the way he analyzes issues: "That would be that he really looks at 360 degrees of an issue and of the ramifications and implications of deciding one way or another. Having studied the human condition is part of what he enjoys and brings to everything he does.
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Samuel Alito(since 2006)
Amy Coney Barrett(since 2020)
Stephen Breyer(since 1994)
Neil Gorsuch(since 2017)
Ketanji Brown Jackson(nominated 2022)
Elena Kagan(since 2010)
Brett Kavanaugh(since 2018)
John Roberts(since 2005)
Sonia Sotomayor(since 2009)
Clarence Thomas(since 1991)
Merrick Garland(nominated 2016)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg(1993-2020)
John Paul Stevens(1975-2010)
Sandra Day O'Connor(1981-2006)
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