Questions Raised About Gorsuch’s Comments in Classroom

FORMER GORSUCH LAW STUDENT SAYS GORSUCH TOLD STUDENTS WOMEN ‘MANIPULATE’ MATERNAL LEAVE: ​While teaching an ethics class in Colorado, Judge Neil Gorsuch asserted that law firms should be able to question women looking to be hired about their intentions to have children, warning that women take advantage of their employers for maternity benefits and “manipulate” companies as early as the interview process, alleged Jennifer Sisk, one of Gorsuch’s former law students, in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee and an NPR Politics article.
“He interrupted our class discussion to ask students how many of us knew women who used their companies for maternity benefits, who used their companies to — in order to have a baby and then leave right away,” Sisk said. When only a few students raised their hands, he said, “Come on, guys. All of your hands should be up. Many women do this,” according to Sisk. “He kept bringing it back to that this was women taking advantage of their companies, that this was a woman’s issue, a woman’s problem with having children and disadvantaging their companies by doing that.”
NEIL GORSUCH NOMINATION HEARINGS BEGIN TODAY: The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court begin today. The hearing can be viewed on C-SPAN.