In a recent letter to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jennifer Sisk, a 2016 graduate of the University Of Colorado Law School, exposed a disturbing belief held by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. During a class discussion about female law student applying for jobs, Gorsuch “outlined how law firms, and companies in general, had to ask female interviewees about pregnancy plans in order to protect the company” from women using the company just for maternity leave and then quitting after having the child.
Gorsuch went on to indicate that women were dangerous to companies because “the question of commitment to work over family [is] one that only women [have] to answer for.” During the entire discussion, Gorsuch would “steer the conversation back to the problems women pose for companies and the protections that companies need from women.”
Sisk was shocked by Gorsuch’s beliefs, and the way he expressed them, writing that she was “surprised and upset that a bright, articulate, and educated federal judge could think so little of female attorneys.”
These issues are just part of the growing list of people Gorsuch doesn’t care about as a judge, which includes the disabled and cancer patients. He also is more interested in protecting corporations rather than workers.
In her conclusion, Sisk writes, “it concerns me that a man who is being considered for our highest court holds views that discount the worth of working females.” It might be one of the many reasons the Democrats will filibuster the nominee.