Neil McGill Gorsuch is obviously completely qualified to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice, but then so is Judge Merrick Garland. Judge Garland, the nominee of an elected president, should be seated first and the next vacancy given to Judge Gorsuch.

Judge Gorsuch, an originalist defender of the Constitution as written and intended, would gain the respect of even his most vociferous critics were he to speak out for same.

Thomas N. Rusk