Tuesday, January 31, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump Has Nominated Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court

Reuters: Trump picks conservative judge Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Neil Gorsuch for a lifetime job on the U.S. Supreme Court, picking the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge to restore the court's conservative majority and help shape rulings on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, the death penalty and religious rights.

The Colorado native faces a potentially contentious confirmation battle in the U.S. Senate after Republicans last year refused to consider Democratic President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the February 2016 death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia.

The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, indicated his party would mount a procedural hurdle requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate rather than a simple majority to approve Gorsuch, and expressed "very serious doubts" about the nominee. Liberal groups called for an all-out fight to reject Gorsuch while conservative groups and Republican senators heaped praise on him like "outstanding," "impressive" and a "home run."

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Trump nominates Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court -- FOX News
Trump Nominates Federal Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court -- NBC
Trump picks Gorsuch for Supreme Court -- Politico
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Trump Made His Supreme Court Pick. Now What? 5 Steps To Confirmation -- NPR
GOP won't rule out killing the filibuster for Supreme Court pick -- Politico

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