from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2017, Issue No. 12
February 15, 2017

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is the author of more than 800 legal opinions.

"This provides an enormous--and perhaps unwieldy--body of law for those interested in learning about Judge Gorsuch's approach to judging," the Congressional Research Service says.

To make it easier to assess that record, CRS has produced a listing of notable rulings by Judge Gorsuch with links to the underlying decisions, broken down by category of law (civil rights, constitutional law, capital punishment, etc.). "These categories represent fields of law where Judge Gorsuch could, if confirmed, influence the High Court's approach."

See The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?, CRS Legal Sidebar, February 13, 2017:

Other noteworthy new or updated publications from the Congressional Research Service include the following:

Immigration Officers' Authority to Apprehend and Remove Aliens: Questions & Answers in Brief, CRS Legal Sidebar, February 13, 2017:

Plan to Restrict Federal Grants to "Sanctuary Jurisdictions" Raises Legal Questions, CRS Legal Sidebar, February 14, 2017:

Iran Nuclear Agreement, updated February 10, 2017:

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues, updated February 10, 2017:

China-U.S. Trade Issues, updated February 9, 2017:

"Fiscal Space" and the Federal Budget, CRS Insight, February 14, 2017:

The Federal Budget Deficit and the Business Cycle, CRS Insight, February 14, 2017:

Congressional Gold Medals, 1776-2016, updated February 13, 2017:

More Low-Cost Transatlantic Flights May Shake Airline Industry, CRS Insight, February 10, 2017:

The average age of members of the 115th Congress is "among the oldest in U.S. history," according to a new CRS survey. See Membership of the 115th Congress: A Profile, February 10, 2017:


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