- Gorsuch Says He's No Class Action Foe, And Other Highlights
- Regulators Seek Rare Lifetime Ban for Two Bankers
- Lawyers in Gorsuch 'Frozen Trucker' Case Surprised at Attention
- Supreme Court Weighing Microsoft Case Over Class Certification Appeals
- Former US Attorney Bharara to Teach at NYU Law School
- Supreme Court Ends Laches Defense in Patent Cases
On the second day of his confirmation hearings, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch insisted he wasn't biased against class actions, countered claims he usually ruled against the “little guy,” and declined to state his thoughts on abortion and torture.
By tradition, U.S. Supreme Court nominees are introduced to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for their confirmation hearings by the senators from their home state. Neil Gorsuch got a boost from Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal. "I introduced Judge Gorsuch because he is, in my judgment, an outstanding judge,” Katyal said Tuesday, explaining his decision. "Just plain merit."
The case of the frozen trucker sounds like a Conan Doyle mystery but it has become a focal point in Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings, to the surprise of the lawyers who faced off before the judge—and to the frustration of one of them.
Calls For Nomination
The Federal Reserve Board wants to ban from banking for life two former managing directors of JPMorgan Securities in Hong Kong in connection with violations of bribery and other anti-corruption laws.