The first comprehensive biography of Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and the youngest Supreme Court justice at the time of confirmation in twenty-five years.
Born in Denver in 1967, Gorsuch was—and still remains—somewhat of a mystery to Democrats and Republicans alike, despite his ten years as a federal judge. During his confirmation, a senator said to Gorsuch, “We want to know what is in your heart.” Now, acclaimed author John Greenya seeks to answer that question with this fascinating book.
In Gorsuch, Greenya interviews those who knew Neil Gorsuch well in all periods of his life, both his opponents and his friends—at home and school, from his early work as a lawyer and his year as a Justice Department official, plus lawyers and others who interacted with him in his many years on the Federal bench. Enlightening, probing, and endlessly fascinating, Gorsuch provides a window to this conservative replacement to Justice Antonin Scalia and affords us a unique perspective on his anticipated legal opinions.
John Greenya, a widely respected Washington-based writer, and the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books, writes frequently about the law. His books include: Gorsuch: The Judge Who Speaks for Himself; The Real David Stockman; Blood Relations; and Silent Justice: The Clarence Thomas Story. His collaborations include Law and Justice in the Reagan Administration (with former US Attorney General William French Smith), For the Defense (with F. Lee Bailey), Are You Tough Enough? (with Anne Gorsuch Burford, Judge Neil Gorsuch’s mother), and Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of US Senator Ted Stevens (with Robert Cary). His writing on the law and true crime has appeared in The Washington Post, and his work has appeared in such other publications as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, People, and USA TODAY, among others.