publication date: Friday, June 26, 2020 (part of Summer 2020)

category: Justice

clue: He's no Merrick Garland, but based on a recent ruling, he might be no Antonin Scalia either.

explanation: Gorsuch was appointed to the Supreme Court seat vacated by Scalia's death. He was nominated by President Trump, after President Obama's nomination of Garland was ignored by Congress. Although he's a textualist and originalist like Scalia, he unexpectedly joined the progressive justices in June 2020 to rule that employment discrimination against LGBTQ people was illegal under federal law. more…

intended difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates

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