Newsmax: Justice Sotomayor Staying Home Due to Maskless Justice Gorsuch


Chief Justice John Roberts had urged members of the nine-person court to mask up upon the January return, a request only Gorsuch did not take, NPR reported.

Gorsuch has not made a public comment on eschewing a mask at Roberts’ request, but a law clerk for Gorsuch tweeted a response to a tweet about Gorsuch’s decision to decline to wear a mask.

“Every justice is vaccinated and boosted,” Gorsuch clerk Mike Davis tweeted. “Don’t vaccines work? We know cloth masks don’t.”

N95 masks in the Supreme Court chambers are required of reporters and lawyers, along with a negative test, according to reports.