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Nomination and Appointment of Neil M. Gorsuch

These records relate to the appointment and nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and his consideration for any other position within the George W. Bush Administration.

Finding Aid

2017-0145-F: Records on the Appointment and Nomination of Neil Gorsuch


2017-0145-F contains records that have been released as well as records that have been withheld under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Presidential Records Act (PRA). This page only contains links to materials that have been released. View the manifests of electronic records located in the finding aid to view a record of every electronic record processed in this request. To view withdrawal sheets for withheld records, contact the George W. Bush Presidential Library archives. 

The records featured on this page are divided into two categories: open in whole and open in part. Records open in part have redactions. Some documents have markers that indicate Excel spreadsheets were located in that position. See the spreadsheet attachments zip file to view these documents. Gaps in date ranges appear because there are no records that have been released from those time periods.

Scope and Content Note

Electronic records consist of emails to and from Gorsuch discussing appointments, resumes and paperwork pertaining to Gorsuch's employment, and Worker and Visitor Entry System (WAVES) records of Gorsuch's visits to the White House. Additionally, lists, spreadsheets, and reports tracking the progress of administration nominees, and emails discussing Gorsuch's qualifications for administration positions are present. Also included are administrative emails regarding nominations and appointments, talking points regarding Presidential nominees and the nominations process, biographies of Presidential nominees, and news articles. These electronic records are from the Exchange Email, Exchange Email Restored 40 Days, WAVES, RNC Personal Storage Table (PST), and WHO Shared Drive Search and Access Sets.

Textual records are correspondence, meeting agendas, and resumes. These materials are from the White House Office of Records Management Subject Files, White House Counsel's Office, and White House Office of Presidential Personnel. They consist of routine correspondence and resumes to and from Gorsuch about employment opportunities within the administration; resumes from the Office of Presidential Personnel for potential judicial branch positions; and meeting agendas, resumes, and candidate reports about nominees from the White House Judicial Selection Committee meetings with President Bush.


Official records of George W. Bush's presidency are housed at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and administered by the National Archives and Records Administration under the provisions of the Presidential Records Act. 

Electronic Records

Exchange Emails - Part 1

January 2004 - May 2005

November 2005 - December 28, 2005

December 29, 2005 - January 2006

February 2006 - March 29, 2006

March 30, 2006 - May 10, 2006

May 11, 2006 - June 14, 2006

June 15, 2006 - July 14, 2006

July 14, 2006 - July 30, 2006

Department of Justice

Exchange Emails - Part 2

September 13, 2005 - November 16, 2005

January 4, 2006 - March 4, 2006

March 5, 2006 - May 7, 2006

May 8, 2006 - June 15, 2006

June 16, 2006 - July 23, 2006

July 24, 2006 - August 8, 2006

Exchange Email - Restored 40 Days

RNC PST (Republican National Committee Personal Storage Table) Emails

Part 1

Part 2

Shared Drives

WHO (White House Office) Shares Part 1

WHO (White House Office) Shares Part 2

WAVES (Worker and Visitor Entry System)

Textual Records

Records From Previously Released FOIA Requests

Records Management, White House Office of - Subject Files - FG001-07 (Briefing Papers)

Counsel's Office, White House - Brosnahan, Jennifer - Nominations Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Courtwright, Susan - Nominations Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Dixton, Grant - Nominations Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Friedrich, Dabney Langhorne - Nominations Files

Counsel's Office, White House - Rao, Neomi - Nominations Files