There are three things I want to throw out to you guys for discussion:
First of all; he is a legal scholar that I think will vigorously adhere to the Law. Quite frankly, I am looking forward to his opinions and/or decisions. I think he will be a surprise to many because I get the feeling that he is one of those people who respects the law more then partisan ideology. These are the Justices that historically get called "traitors".
Even if he turns out to be a partisan hack...he restores "balance" to the Court.
Good choice...and one the DEMS will look stupid fighting.
2) The NEXT choice (which many feel will happen under Trump's watch) will be the "crucial" one, in that it will determine the "balance" of the Court (sorry for the parentheses around "balance", guys...but the modern history off the Court has proven this to be a dubious distinction at best)...but for the sake of discussion; the "balance" of the Court changes. The DEMS have to fight this one. Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing another scholar...even Merrick Garland...but he is "damaged Obama goods" so it won't happen. I am willing to bet that his or her Lower Court rulings will be MUCH more controversial than the rulings if either Gorsuch OR Garland.
3) Trump has the potential to nominate 1-2 more during his tenure.
What say 'ye?