For the second time in a week, fly fishing meets the Supreme Court of the United States.
President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court.
Described as a “laid back, fly-fishing, fourth-generation Coloradan who also happens to have an Ivy League education, a brilliant legal mind, and an established judicial record.”
But for Trump, one of Gorsuch’s key qualifications is that in many ways his judicial philosophy matches that of the man he will replace: Justice Antonin Scalia.
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Gorsuch also has a connection to the fly fishing retail world. Gorsuch Outfitters was a fly fishing retailer in Colorado originally founded in part by members of the Gorsuch family.
Anne Gorsuch slashed EPA’s budget by 22 percent and aggressively rolled back clean air and clean water rules and other protections. A lawyer herself, she apparently did not like to see the legal system used to protect the environment: “In the first year of the Reagan administration, there was a 79 percent decline in the number of enforcement cases filed from regional offices to EPA headquarters, and a 69 percent decline in the number of cases filed from the EPA to the Department of Justice,” a House staffer told Grist in 2004. Anne Gorsuch resigned less than two years into the job over a scandal involving mismanagement of the Superfund program.