Justice Gorsuch To Speak At UW In September

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will speak at the University of Wyoming in September, the university announced this week.

Gorsuch will discuss “Constitution Day Reflections: Equal Justice for All” in a fireside chat format with Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Lynne Boomgaarden.

The free speech will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets will be required and can be reserved by the public starting Aug. 30 at the UW Performing Box Office online or by calling 307-766-6666.

All attendees must be 16 or older and show a photo ID to enter.

Gorsuch was to speak on the UW campus last September, but his appearance was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.

Gorsuch was born in Denver and received a B.A. degree from Columbia University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Oxford University.

He served as a law clerk to Judge David Sentelle, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and as a law clerk to Justice Byron White and Justice Anthony Kennedy, of the Supreme Court of the United States.

From 1995 to 2005, he was in private practice and, from 2005 to 2006, he was principal deputy associate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice. He was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in 2006.

Gorsuch served on the Standing Committee on Rules for Practice and Procedure of the U.S. Judicial Conference, and as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure. He taught at the University of Colorado Law School.

President Donald Trump nominated him as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and he took his seat April 10, 2017.

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