April 17, 2017
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.