Gorsuch asserts himself early as force on Supreme Court’s right

The bottom line, according to most accounts, is that Gorsuch is a Scalia 2.0, perhaps further to the right.

“The Gorsuch we were sold during the confirmation battle is the Gorsuch that we got,” said Elizabeth Slattery, a legal scholar at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

And she meant that in a good way.

A view from the other side:

“Gorsuch claimed that he could be independent of the authoritarian, anti-Constitution president who nominated him, but he failed his first real test,” said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the liberal Constitutional Accountability Center, referring to the travel-ban case.