Gorsuch’s role in the Bush Administration has garnered renewed interest after the Senate Judiciary Committee requested the release of emails and documents from his time in the executive branch.
Gorsuch was selected by President Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia. His Senate confirmation hearing began Monday.
Gorsuch articulated legal justifications of Bush’s order to wiretap of Americans‘ international phone calls and emails without warrants, and of the administration’s practice of suspending habeas corpus for some detainees, The New York Times reported last week.
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