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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 GorsuchSupreme Court's Pennsylvania mail ballot tie tees up test for Barrett 51 percent want Barrett seated on Supreme Court: poll Supreme Court denies GOP bid to block extended mail ballot due date in Pennsylvania 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 KavanaughGOP clears key hurdle on Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, setting up Monday confirmation Murkowski says she will vote to confirm Barrett to Supreme Court on Monday Collins says running as Independent 'crossed my mind' 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.