Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court


Slattery said Gorsuch understands how the framers of the Constitution designed the judiciary branch to act and will interpret the nation's laws in such a way. In nominating Gorsuch, President Donald Trump said he fulfilled a campaign pledge to pick someone in the mold of Scalia.

Gorsuch becomes the 113th justice in Supreme Court history, filling the ninth seat on the bench that had been vacant since the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia almost 14 months ago. Democrats mounted the votes to filibuster Gorsuch, a rarity for Supreme Court picks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) responded by invoking the "nuclear option" and changing the Senate rule requiring three-fifths of the votes to confirm a Supreme Court justice.

Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan took their oaths at the Supreme Court and did not go the White House for a public ceremony. Mr McConnell quite possibly did more than any other USA senator in history to ensure his party's nominee was confirmed to the Supreme Court. With three of them now aged 78 or older, Trump could be in the position of making further nominations to the bench, which would widely be expected to make it more conservative.

The Trump administration was scheduled to host ' a Passover seder at the White House on Monday evening, Time reports, continuing a tradition begun at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue by Obama.

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Then, in a nod to the complications he has run into throughout his first 80 days in office and the looming symbolic 100-day deadline for his presidency, Trump gave himself a pat on the back.

MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Markey earlier in the interview whether he and Democrats had regrets about opposing President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who was sworn in on Monday.

Democrats were furious that Republicans had blocked Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland to replace Justice Scalia.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts and the other seven associate justices were in attendance at the Rose Garden ceremony, and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administered the oath to Gorsuch, who served as his law clerk in the 1993-94 term.

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Gorsuch becomes the 113th Justice to serve on the Supreme Court since its establishment in 1789 - and the first former clerk to serve alongside his former boss, Justice Kennedy. That's followed by a public ceremony at the White House, where Justice Anthony Kennedy will swear him in. Former Justice John Paul Stevens has argued that holding the public ceremony at the court helps drive home the justice's independence from the White House.

NARF's review noted that Gorsuch sided with tribes in five out of six immunity cases that came before him.

-Gorsuch joins the ranks of justices who are millionaires. Gorsuch was raised as a Catholic, but he and his family attend an Episcopal church in Boulder.

Gorsuch was confirmed by a 54 to 45 vote on Friday, the closest margin since Justice Clarence Thomas was approved more than 25 years ago. He reported financial assets in 2015 worth at least $3.2 million, according to his latest financial disclosure report.

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