He’s with Trump.
After dodging questions about where he would stand on President Trump’s travel ban, Justice Neil Gorsuch — Trump’s recently appointed Supreme Court pick — was one of three justices on Monday to fully support it.
Gorsuch’s endorsement of the ban is his first major decision that could answer long-running questions about where the young conservative judge will stand on some of Trump’s most controversial ideas.
If Monday’s ruling is any indication, Trump can count on his new guy on the bench.
When Trump nominated Gorsuch in January, he said he saw the federal judge from Colorado as an heir to the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the court’s most stalwart conversative and Constitutional originalist.
That raised questions on how Gorsuch would handle Trump’s far-right policy proposals. At 49, it was hard to gauge the scope of Gorsuch’s legal principles, and the judge himself offered few answers.
During his Senate confirmation hearings, Gorsuch came off as a blank slate. He tiptoed away from direct questions about how he would rule on Trump’s travel bans, which were halted by federal courts that deemed them discriminatory to Muslims.
“I’m not going to…