The newest member of the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, doesn't share "a lot of" cynicism about government and the rule of law, according to a recount of a recent speech.

Gorsuch, who was appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate last month, spoke in a Friday night event at Harvard University that also had a talk from liberal Justice Steven Breyer.

The conservative Gorsuch noted that 95 percent of all federal cases are resolved at lower courts and few reaching the appeals courts or the high court. He indicated that it means litigants were satisfied by the results.

He added that the government can "lose in its own courts and accept the judgment of those courts without an army to back it up," according to a Reuters report.