Neil Gorsuch Sworn in as Newest Member of the US Supreme Court
Monday, Neil Gorsuch, 49 anni, Monday was sworn in as the newest member of the US Supreme Court, adding a conservative shade to the judicial body that will soon rule on a number of divisive issues including voting and gun rights.
The swearing in ceremony for the new associate justice was held in the Rose Garden of the White House, during which US President Donald Trump lauded the accomplishment of his hand picked candidate.
“Americans are blessed to have in Neil Gorsuch a man who will, likewise, be a devoted servant of the law,” President Trump said, after expressing his gratitude to Senators who pushed for Gorsuch’s confirmation las Friday.
“I have no doubt you will rise to the occasion and that the decisions you will make will not only protect our Constitution today, but for many generations of Americans to come,” he said.
For his part, Justice Gorsuch said: ” I am humbled by the trust placed in me today. I will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected.”
“I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation,” he said.
Gorsuch’s confirmation was passed 54-45 last Friday.
Several contentious cases waiting final ruling from the Supreme Court is in the offing for the now complete bench and analysts believe Justice Gorsuch, a conservative in his past rulings, will soon make his presence felt in the Court.
The cases regard issues such as gun rights, voting rights, gay rights, as well as the travel ban Trump sought to place on a number of Muslim majority countries.
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