No surprise that Trump would appoint a far right, activist jurist like Neil Gorsuch. The guy loves to legislate from the bench. This is no surprise. His mother was Anne Gorsuch. Most remember her for her stint as head of the EPA during the Reagan administration. She was so awful and gutted it so much that Reagan had to fire her because of contempt of Congress charges.
Prior to that she served as a representative in the Colorado House. She was a member of the “House Crazies.” This was the alt-right before the term had been coined. She earned the nickname “the Ice Queen.” She was the female Steve Bannon. She married Bob Burford in 1983 while he was head of the Bureau of Land Management. She’d met him when he was serving in the Colorado House. Burford was a good-ol-boy rancher from Colorado’s western slope. Putting a rancher in charge of the BLM was like putting a fox in charge of the hen house, due to all federal land they lease for grazing. Even he couldn’t stand her and was in the process of divorcing her when he died. The couple may be most remembered for when Burford got pulled over for driving drunk and Anne jumped out of the car and started screaming at the cop. She was charged with public drunkenness.
Children learn from their parent’s actions. Neil clearly learned from his mother. It’s Groundhog Day. Again.