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Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

Gorsuch heads for confirmation as Senate tears up own rules

We did it! Thanks to you and so many NOM members and conservative activists across the country, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was able to muster the votes to change Senate rules to allow the Gorsuch confirmation to move forward, and Justice Gorsuch won a bipartisan majority.

After a historic rule change, the Senate voted mostly along party lines, 54-45, to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as its 113th justice.

The judge won support Friday from 51 of the chamber's 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. Johnny Isakson of Georgia, who has been recovering from back surgery, did not vote. McConnell refused to hold hearings for President Barack Obama's nominee. His textualist and originalist judicial philosophies are expected to return a conservative, 5-4 majority to the court, which has operated with only eight members since the death of Antonin Scalia in February 2016.

Gorsuch will officially be sworn in on Monday morning and can immediately begin hearing cases.

Democrats consistently tried to tie Gorsuch to Trump, suggesting he won't be independent from the president who nominated him.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Friday he hopes Gorsuch has listened to "our concerns about the Supreme Court increasingly drifting towards becoming a more pro-corporate court that favors employers, corporations and special interests over working America".

"This is a person of extraordinary credentials who will bring honor to the Supreme Court for many, many years to come".

Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, called Gorsuch's confirmation "good news".

Gorsuch's name was on a list of potential choices Trump produced during the campaign, and was vetted by conservative groups including the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.

President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch on January 31.

Gorsuch's confirmation is destined to shape the bench just as Trump is seeking approval of a key plank of his political platform: his executive order that halts entry to the United States from citizens of several Muslim-majority nations. Many Republicans bemoaned reaching that point, too, but they blamed Democrats for pushing them to it.

Republicans, possessing a 52-48 Senate majority, on Thursday overcame a ferocious Democratic effort to block a confirmation vote by resorting to a rule change known as the "nuclear option".

The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of numerous most sensitive issues of American life and law.

"I believe it will make the Supreme Court a more partisan place".

WASHINGTON: The Republican-led Senate on Friday gave Donald Trump the biggest triumph of his young presidency, confirming his Supreme Court nominee over stout Democratic opposition and restoring a conservative majority on the highest U.S. judicial body.

McConnell himself told reporters Friday that "the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected previous year pick the Supreme Court nominee".

"In fact, under a certain scenario, there could even be more than that", Trump said.

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