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.
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.
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
WHO (White House Office) Shares Part 1
WHO (White House Office) Shares Part 2
WAVES (Worker and Visitor Entry System)
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