Texas Tech University

Trump Nominee Neil Gorsuch Confirmed to United States Supreme Court

Vivere Milano

April 17, 2017

Vivere Milano - In some ways the use of the "nuclear option" to destroy the Supreme Court filibuster was a long time coming; Democrats were floating it a year ago when Republicans suggested they'd block a putative President Clinton's nominee to the Supreme Court.

Loewy, the George R. Killam chair of criminal law at the Texas Tech University School of Law, said he has not studied all of Gorsuch's opinions, but he said the new justice is qualified academically and comes in with more than a decade of experience as a federal judge. "I believe he will serve the American people well."?? The change allowed the Senate to proceed to the final vote with a simple majority. In exit polls, 21 percent of voters called Supreme Court appointments "the most important factor" to their vote, and among those people 56 percent voted for Trump. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, who is recovering from surgery, missed the vote.

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