Supreme Court Nominee sides with the powerful

I write to express my concerns about Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. One Another way to describe him would be as Wall Street's best friend, as Gorsuch has consistently favored the wealthy and powerful at the expense of everyone else.

Gorsuch has argued that it should be harder for regular people to band together in order to hold Wall Street and huge corporations accountable for fraud and other wrongdoing. He also ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that private corporations are people — and that they enjoy the same constitutional protections as actual human beings. And his views on money in politics suggest that he may be willing to overturn the remaining restrictions on unlimited campaign spending by big money donors and special interests.

Trump's administration is already the wealthiest and most pro-Wall Street ever. Now he wants to add Gorsuch to the Supreme Court — a lifetime appointment. Doesn't Wall Street have enough friends in Washington?

I urge senators to reject Gorsuch and the idea that huge corporations and special interests' agendas should ever be put ahead of workers and ordinary Americans. We need a Supreme Court justice who will protect everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful.

Andy Madtes