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Gorsuch: Civility doesn’t mean suppressing disagreement

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    Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and retired Judge Deanell Tacha arrive to discuss civility and professionalism in the practice of law at an American Inns of Court event in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

WASHINGTON >> Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says that suppressing disagreement in the name of civility is wrong.

Gorsuch tells a conference of lawyers meeting near the high court that he’s worried that college students with unpopular views aren’t “able to express themselves.”

The newest Supreme Court justice says civility “doesn’t mean suppressing disagreement.”

The 50-year-old justice joined the high court in April. He filled a seat that had been vacant since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last year.

Republicans who control the Senate refused to confirm President Barack Obama’s nominee. President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch in January and the Senate confirmed him, largely along party lines.

He’d served on the federal appeals court in Denver for more than 10 years.

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