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Indiana's Hill among attorneys general supporting Gorsuch

February 2, 2017

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says he's leading Republican attorneys general from 20 states, including Indiana, in support of President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch.

Morrisey's office said in a news release that the group sent a letter of support Wednesday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking member of the Judiciary Committee.

"Judge Gorsuch is an outstanding jurist with a proven commitment to upholding the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law," the letter says. "We have no doubt that he possesses the qualifications, temperament and judicial philosophy to be an excellent Associate Justice."

Morrisey signed the letter with attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

"I am extremely pleased with the appointment of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a phenomenal choice, as I have no doubt he will move the Supreme Court of the United States in the right direction for our nation," Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said in a statement.

Trump on Tuesday announced he was nominating Gorsuch, a Denver-based judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The letter written by Morrisey noted Gorsuch won bipartisan Senate support in his confirmation to the appellate court.

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