Today's Fair Shots - March 24, 2017
1-With Gorsuch Nomination, Shoe Is on Other Foot; AFL-CIO Opposes Confirmation
2-The Resistance Wins a Round, as House Vote on Health Care Bill Postponed
3-Senate Panel Approves School Voucher Bill
4-Bad Unemployment Insurance Bill Gets Skeptical Hearing
1. U.S. Senate Democrats announced yesterday they would filibuster the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, The New York Times reports.
The AFL-CIO has opposed Gorsuch's nomination. On issues involving the workplace, Gorsuch's jurisprudence is well to the right of Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated more than a year ago by President Obama after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
(For an example of Gorsuch's siding with an employer unreasonably, see this Think Progress account of the judge's dissent in a case involving a truck driver who nearly froze to death: AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka cited the case in asking senators to oppose Gorsuch.)