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Gorsuch Takes Oaths to Become Supreme Court Justice

Gorsuch Takes Oaths to Become Supreme Court Justice

The 113th Supreme Court justice.

The Honorable Neil Gorsuch took his Constitutional oath in a private ceremony and the Judicial Oath in the Rose Garden today to become the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. From Fox News:

Gorsuch took the Constitutional Oath in a private ceremony, administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Supreme Court’s Justice’s Conference Room. He was accompanied by his wife Louise, who held the Bible, and his two daughters. That oath will be followed by a public ceremony at the White House where Justice Anthony Kennedy – Gorsuch’s former boss – will administer the Judicial Oath.

Gorsuch takes the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February last year, and whom Gorsuch has been compared favorably to by conservatives hopeful for another originalist on the court.

Gorsuch is likely to cast a deciding vote in a number of high-profile cases, which in part explains the terse and partisan hearing the 49-year-old faced. The high stakes led Republicans to trigger the “nuclear option” last week to kill the 60-vote filibuster threshold for Supreme Court nominees.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, Gorsuch’s former boss, administered the Judicial Oath in the Rose Garden with President Donald Trump present. Fox News continued:

“We are here to celebrate history,” President Trump said, calling Gorsuch a man of “unmatched qualification” and “deeply devoted” to the Constitution.

“I have no doubt you will rise to the occasion, and the decisions you make will protect our Constitution today and for many generations of Americans to come,” he said.

In his remarks, Gorsuch thanked his family and the American people for entrusting him with such an important job:

“To the American people, I am humbled by the trust placed in me today,” Gorsuch said after taking the oath. “I will never forget to whom much is given to much will be expected, and I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation.”


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Congratulations to Justice Gorsuch.

Now, President Trump’s staff need to …

1. Continue to vet additional candidates for the Supreme Court, so that the next one is ready to be nominated.
2. Fill any vacancies in the circuit courts as well as consider asking Congress to add as well as realign the current circuits to reduce any backlog.
3. Fill those US Attorney positions around the country.
4. Complete the clean-up of the Department of Justice.

buckeyeminuteman | April 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

Just like Congressmen and Presidents, I’ll get excited when actual decisions and results start coming in from the Court. We had a “conservative court” during Obama’s tenure and were still saddled with Obamacare and gay marriage. Kennedy and Roberts both royally screwed the pooch.

JackRussellTerrierist | April 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Too many ‘pub appointees have gone over to the dark side so, naturally, the jury is out on whether this was a wise choice. There may be the simple element of luck of the draw involved as well.

I wish him well. So far, so good.

And it makes me happy as a clam that this PO’d the ‘rats into sputtering tantrum mode.

During the swearing in ceremony, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor serenaded him with this classic:

Another day we can say:

Hillary Clinton will never be President.

Thanks Trump!

Continuing thanks you to that moron Obama for believing his own press and putting his entire malignant, treasonous legacy in the hands of an loser like Hillary Clinton.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Oh – and let’s not send thanks to the GOPe hacks to made themselves so transparent and unvoteable.

A great day for America.
Thanks to Pres Trump for appointing him.
Thanks to Mitch for keeping the slot open and doing what was needed to get him confirmed.
Those who voted for Trump have had that choice fully validated.
Those who did not vote for Trump can claim no credit for today.