Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will speak at UofL

09/13/2017 01:52 PM

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will be speaking at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville next week.

Gorsuch will take part in the center’s Distinguished Speakers Series Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a news release from the university.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice will speak and answer questions at the public event, which has featured other high ranking politicians and judges including Chief Justice John Roberts in 2009 and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas in 2000.

Gorsuch is also expected to meet privately with McConnell Scholar students.

“We’re honored that Justice Gorsuch has agreed to share his thoughts and insights at UofL,” said Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center. “This is a terrific opportunity for the people of Kentucky, Indiana and our students to get to know one of our country’s most influential citizens.”

Gorsuch’s speech will take place on Thursday Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. in Comstock Hall, School of Music. Those wishing to attend can request tickets from the McConnell Center.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, called the “controversial decision” to hold-off on hearings for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in 2016, and changing the rules in the U.S. Senate in 2017 to confirm Gorsuch, as the “most consequential thing I’ve been involved in in my entire career.”

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