Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to High Court

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Neil Gorsuch. Photo courtesy Wikipedia

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, telling Americans in a prime-time address that he has selected an individual whose “qualities … closely define what we’re looking for” to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, the Daily Signal reports.

Gorsuch, 49, is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, who would bring to the court a strong record on gun rights and religious freedom, and what admirers call a clearly articulated judicial philosophy.

“I only hope both Democrats and Republicans can come together for the good of the country, for once,” Trump said in his televised address, with Gorsuch and his family beside him.

The selection confounded speculation over the last few days which had leaned towards Thomas Hardiman,  of  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit since 2007, where Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry is a senior judge.

 

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