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Ramesh Ponnuru

Liberals Have No Case Against Gorsuch

Their only feasible strategy, it seems, is to distort the judge's record.
Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill.

Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Liberals have at their disposal three kinds of arguments against confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

They can say that the mainstream judicial conservatism that he undoubtedly represents is dangerously wrong. A lot of liberals probably believe this. But most people find that argument unreasonable, so few liberals make it.