While serving as a United States Attorney for President George Bush, Judge Gorsuch recommended that Federal Judges should visit Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. He went himself and was duly impressed by the professionalism he saw there. It would have helped them understand that the treatment of inmates did not match the myths.
As Written BY NIKITA VLADIMIROV for The Hill:
President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch recommended in 2005 while serving in the Justice Department that federal judges should visit the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to understand the Bush administration’s “litigating positions.”
“If the DC judges could see what we saw, I believe they would be more sympathetic to our litigating positions,” Gorsuch wrote at the time in an email to Justice Department officials, Politico reported Saturday.
The email was part of latest batch of documents submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to the report.
Gorsuch, then a DOJ lawyer, argued that a visit to the detention center would “dispel myths” about the treatment of the detainees.
“A visit, or even just the offer of a visit, might help dispel myths and build confidence in our representations to the Court about conditions and detainee…..
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