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Neil Gorsuch sworn in as Supreme Court justice

Monday - 10/04/2017 22:36
Gorsuch was confirmed by the Senate after a bruising fight when McConnell invoked the so-called nuclear option, which allowed Republicans to end debate with a simple majority and subsequently push through the nomination.
Franz Jantzen/U.S. Supreme Court via AP
Franz Jantzen/U.S. Supreme Court via AP

Judge Neil GorsuchPresident Trump’s pick to the fill the Supreme Court slot left open after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in this morning, becoming the 113th person to serve on the Supreme Court.

Gorsuch was sworn in behind closed doors at the Supreme Court building, the first of two oaths he will take today. His wife, Marie Louise Gorsuch, held the family bible as her husband was administered the oath of office during a roughly 10-minute ceremony. Their two daughters were present, as were Justice Antonin Scalia's widow and all of the justices and their spouses, with the exception of Justice Stephen Breyer.

A public ceremony will be held at the White House at 11 a.m. ET and Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer the second oath of office to Gorsuch. Trump and all of the justices are expected to be at the White House later today for the second ceremony.

Then Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to his former law clerk in a public ceremony in the White House Rose Garden.


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