Book of Gorsuch speeches and writings out in September
By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has a collection of speeches, writings and eight original essays coming out this fall.
Crown Forum, a conservative imprint at Penguin Random House, announced Wednesday that Gorsuch’s “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” is scheduled for Sept. 10. The book’s title derives from a comment attributed to Benjamin Franklin about what kind of government the young country might have.
“This book shares personal reflections, speeches, and essays from over the course of my career that focus on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution and the responsibility we all share to ensure it remains strong for generations to come,” Gorsuch, 51, said in a statement issued through his publisher.
According to Crown, Gorsuch will reflect on the full scope of his life, from his childhood in Colorado to being appointed to the Supreme Court in 2017. Gorsuch isn’t the only justice with a book coming. Sonia Sotomayor’s book for young readers, “Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You,” will be released Sept. 3.
Gorsuch also is the author of “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” which came out in 2006. The book was back in the news during his confirmation process when a Politico story alleged that material from other sources was used without proper credit. The White House denied any impropriety.
Two years ago, Crown Forum published a book of speeches by the late Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced on the court.