Gorsuch: 'We're not nine robots, we're nine judges'

Gorsuch: 'We're not nine robots, we're nine judges'
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Supreme Court Justice Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchJustice Gorsuch is wrong — 'originalist' judges make stuff up too Supreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Gorsuch: 'We're not nine robots, we're nine judges' MORE in a Fox News interview downplayed the role of his political opinion in his decisionmaking on the Supreme Court. 

"A lot of non-lawyers assume that if I rule a certain way I must like that person or that policy or dislike the other person who lost and dislike that policy. No. About half the time I go home at night thinking what I've had to do I didn't like, found troubling, but it's something that the law compelled," he said in an interview with Fox News

"It's important that judges stay in their lane," he added. 

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He also said that the fact that he's labeled a conservative justice is "reductionist" and "fails to capture a lot."

Asked about his frequent disagreements with fellow Trump appointee Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughKavanaugh book co-author admits to writing 'misworded' NY Times tweet The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California Trump calls New York Times 'a very sad joke all over the world' MORE, Gorsuch replied, "We're not nine robots, we're nine judges."

The two have disagreed 30 percent of the time, according to The Washington Post.

The Supreme Court's next term begins Oct. 7.