Media banned from Justice Neil Gorsuch's discussion with a conservative legal group

Media banned from Justice Neil Gorsuch's discussion with a conservative legal group
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is set to deliver a speech to the conservative legal group that advocated for his Supreme Court candidacy.

According to The Associated Press, Gorsuch is described as a "banquet speaker" for the upcoming annual conservative event held by the Florida chapter of the Federalist Society. According to the organization's website, the banquet, which is set to take place at the Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., "is closed to press.”

The change follows a number of Federalist Society events where members of the press were allowed. Per AP News, "that was the case in 2017, when Gorsuch addressed more than 2,000 people at a black-tie dinner at Washington’s Union Station, seven months after he joined the Supreme Court."

In addition to Gorsuch, the two-day event will also feature a number of other right-wing figures including former Vice President Mike Pence (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). A session dubbed, “The End of Roe v. Wade?” will also take place and be moderated by a Trump-appointed federal judge.

The latest news follows Gorsuch's rise to the Supreme Court with the help of the conservative organization. Shortly after former President Donald Trump took office, he nominated Gorsuch in February 2016 to fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

The Supreme Court and Federalist Society have not released any statements addressing the upcoming event.

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