So much for a Supreme Court justice who would be a check on an overreaching, lawless, unitary executive. Let’s go back to the really bad old days of the Bush/Cheney regime and that hallmark of it: torture. Neil Gorsuch, popular vote loser Donald Trump’s nominee to sit on the high court, was a top Justice Department official in those days, and one of many of its torture defenders. If this is not a disqualifying bit of his professional history, I don’t know what would be.