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The Senate on Friday confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court by a largely party-line 54-45 vote, setting the stage for President Donald Trump's 49-year-old nominee to shape US law for decades to come.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, who led the opposition to Mr Gorsuch, said he hopes the judge would heed concerns that the court is "increasingly drifting towards becoming a more pro-corporate court that favours employers, corporations and special interests over working America".
Gorsuch's confirmation vote occurred after GOP lawmakers on Thursday changed Senate rules to overcome a first-of-its-kind Democratic filibuster.
"As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction", Trump said in a statement. "He's going to make the American people proud".
"To Judge Gorsuch and his family - congratulations", said Gardner after the vote.
President Donald Trump's pick of Gorsuch to be the nation's 113th justice will restore a conservative-leaning, Republican-nominated majority to a court that has either deadlocked or drifted to the left since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016.
Gorsuch won support from 51 of the chambers' Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME, the only GOP lawmaker who had called for Garland to be allotted a hearing, believes that the chamber has been degrading its rules because of partisanship for years. A fourth Senate Democrat, Michael Bennet from Gorsuch's home state of Colorado, has said he will not join in the filibuster against Gorsuch but has not said how he will vote on confirmation.
In the 1990s, he worked as a clerk for federal judges, including Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. The confirmation was achieved by dismantling the 60-vote threshold historically required to circumvent a filibuster on Gorsuch's appointment.
The 49-year-old holds many similar lauded credentials of a typical Supreme Court justice; he graduated from Columbia, Harvard and Oxford universities.
Mitch McConnell is hardly apologetic for his role in securing for conservatives the ninth seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, calling it "the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in".
First Democrats mounted a filibuster in an effort to block Gorsuch by denying him the 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote.
Fox Newsreports that as many as five new SCOTUS seats are likely to be filled under Trump's administration, and there is no reason to think that any of these appointees will be anything but conservative. Many Democrats were still tight over Garland being passed over, as they should be, and noted that Gorsuch was super conservative.
I am gravely concerned by the Senate's action to support the rule change known as the "nuclear option".
While that remains uncertain, it's safer to say Gorsuch should know his way around the venerable building. The court's current term ends in June.
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