Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, flanked by President Donald Trump Justice Neil Gorsuch, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House White House in Washington, Monday, April 10, 2017, during a public swearing-in ceremony for Gorsuch.
With all the controversy that could have blocked his appointment now passed, and his swearing-in over and done with, Gorsuch is likely to begin work very, very soon.
A Marine Corps string quartet played softly in the Rose Garden as the Trump West Wing poured in to watch history.
"Spring is really the flawless backdrop for this joyful gathering of friends, because, together, we are in a process of reviewing and renewing, and also rebuilding, our country", he declared from the lectern. In exit polls 21 percent of voters called Supreme Court appointments "the most important factor" in their vote, and among those people 56 percent voted for Trump. And I can say this is a great honour. "I got it done in the first 100 days!" he said. "You think that's easy?" he added, as those in attendance laughed. The church is seen as relatively liberal, representing what some commentators have said is Gorsuch's own "complicated" relationship with the faith.
Our country is counting on you to be wise, impartial, and fair. Perkins, of course, is delighted with the ideological jurist chosen by Trump, who courted Religious Right leaders with his promise to give them the Supreme Court of their dreams. "I have no doubt you will rise to the occasion and that the decision you will make will not only protect our Constitution today but for many generations to come". Gorsuch becomes the first justice to serve alongside a former boss.
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Gorsuch, 49, is now the youngest Supreme Court justice, and Republicans hope that he will tip the majority back to conservatives, as was often the case with Scalia on the bench.
There are real similarities between the issues of presidential power surrounding both the Obama and Trump initiatives. According to that outlet, "on the list is a plea that the court decide whether the Second Amendment grants a right to carry firearms outside the home".
After a bruising Senate confirmation battle, former federal judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in Monday as the 113th Supreme Court justice, restoring a 5-4 conservative balance to the nation's high court. I want to thank the Vice President for his constant encouragement and friendship throughout this process.
"Mitch did what he thought was the right thing at the time, and I think the American people agreed with it, as was evidenced by the outcome of the election", said Sen.
"I will never forget that to whom much is given, much is expected", he said. "I look forward to many happy years together". The Liberty Counsel statement also quoted from Gorsuch's book on assisted suicide and euthanasia, which anti-abortion activists have taken as a signal that Gorsuch will help them overturn Roe v. Wade: "Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable, and that the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong".