5 things you need to know Tuesday
Dems get their chance to put Gorsuch under the spotlight
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face tough questioning from Democrats on Tuesday, a day after the Senate Judiciary Committee laid out the case for and against his confirmation. Democrats made clear during Monday’s opening-day speeches that President Trump’s attacks on judges with whom he disagrees represent a threat to the independence of the federal judiciary and criticized his method of choosing Gorsuch from a list created by the conservative Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation. Gorsuch, 49, who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver and who is viewed as a close replica of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, will likely have to explain his legal philosophy.