Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, both created and headed the “Fascism Forever Club” at Georgetown Preparatory School, which he graduated from in 1985. The school is a selective all-boys Jesuit prep school, and now reportedly costs day students $30,000 annually and boarding students $50,000.
And his anti-liberal attacks didn’t stop there.
Gorsuch, hailed as the heir to conservative jurist Antonin Scalia, was one of three Columbia students who started The Federalist, an “alternative” paper which took aim at the New York university’s “liberal” campus life.
It took aim at liberals, the left, and the university authorities. And it mocked Joe Biden for coming 75th out of 86 students at law school.
The Federalist still exists as a satirical commentary on life at Columbia as well as domestic and international politics but has lost its founding conservative edge.
During his tenure as editor at The Federalist, Gorsuch also took a few jabs at Joe Biden who was then running for president.
As Biden was attempting to salvage his presidential campaign in 1987, The Fed’s editorial board wrote: “good ol” Joe “misstated” his own credentials and ‘awards received.’
“He has been accused of plagiarism in law school, and it turns out he purloined phrases from British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock – of all people.”
And it criticized him for his conduct in the Supreme Court nomination going on at the time – that of Robert Bork, who Reagan wanted on the bench. Bork, a Yale Law School professor, was eventually turned down after a full Senate debate, having been rejected by the Democratic majority on the committee – chaired by Biden.
In an article it slammed him for tackling Bork on the First Amendment and said: “We find it interesting that someone who graduated from law school 75th out of 86 students – he had a little trouble remembering that too – has the cajones [sic] to tell a Yale University Law School professor, someone whose appointment the American Bar Association gave its highest rating, what the First Amendment says.”