Gorsuch, who once clerked for Kennedy, will be the first member of the court to serve alongside his former boss. Justice Scalia's seat on the court does not belong to any president or any political party, but to the American people. As it turns out, he'll get to work with the rest of the justices very soon.
In the April 19 oral argument, the justices will consider whether the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' rejection of a grant application by Trinity Lutheran Church violated the U.S. Constitution. There are petitions to consider, which could lead to new cases next term on guns, voting rights and same-sex marriage.
Gorsuch will also be casting a vote in another significant case which pits religious liberty against LGBT rights.
Gorsuch's 66-day confirmation process was swift but bitterly divisive.
So despite a filibuster by Democrats to stop the nomination of Gorsuch to the Court (with Republicans agreeing Thursday to end the 60-vote threshold necessity for Supreme Court nominees using the long-debated "nuclear option"), things for Gorsuch and his Republican and Democratic backers are ready to roll forward. The change allowed the Senate to hold a final vote to approve Gorsuch with a simple majority.
He replaces the late justice Antonin Scalia, part of the court's conservative wing for almost three decades before he died unexpectedly in February 2016. Republicans refused even to give Garland a hearing, taking their chances on the November election, and Trump's upset victory over Hillary Clinton kept the seat in conservatives' hands.
If/when the Democrats regain control of the Senate, will they bring back the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees? Hailing from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, he is the court's only Westerner. Right now, President Trump only has 22 of his nominees confirmed.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch once clerked, administered the judicial oath.
-Gorsuch joins the ranks of justices who are millionaires. Those could include cases ranging from a fair housing dispute in Miami to a cross-border shooting on the Mexican border in Arizona.
And he can begin shaping the court's caseload, providing yet another vote for which cases the justices will hear.
The state's Constitution says that "no money shall ever be taken from the public treasury, directly or indirectly, in aid of any church, sect or denomination of religion".
The latter case has been on the court's petition calendar for months without an order being issued. His efforts to build a border wall with Mexico remain uncertain and his attempts to ban certain travelers from entering the United States because they pose a security threat have been blocked by the courts.
Saturday night's episode of "SNL" marked the first time in the show's 42-year history that it is airing live in all time zones. Trump told the still-silent Kushner before retreating to a miniature version of his desk to play with a toy.
It was the first time North Korea had shown the missiles - which have a range of more than 1,000km - at a military parade. Navy strike group including the USS Carl Vinson aircraft was sent to the region ahead of the parade to monitor activity.
The judge says he's morally opposed to the death penalty, but that his beliefs shouldn't prevent him from taking up certain cases. If court proceedings are pushed into May, officials won't be able to carry out the executions with the drugs they have on hand.
Once Sai opened a 10-3 lead and held a 11-5 advantage at the mid-game interval, he looked well on course. Srikanth did not relent either and came up with down the line smashes to grab five game points.
Last week, Wendy Walsh , a psychologist and a former regular guest on The O'Reilly Factor filed a case against Mr. Roginsky said that a misogynistic culture at Fox News had not changed since Ailes left the network.
It's very bad for this world", Trump told Fox Business News. "Right now, we're not getting along with Russian Federation at all". There were no signs that would support the statement, the allegation that chemical agents were used there at all.
Trump has been leaning on China to put pressure on North Korea, but has also threatened to take on the country alone if necessary. He said Pence will try to balance reassurance with a willingness to respond if North Korea acts.
According to The Associated Press, at least 1.2 million people watched the event on Animal Adventure Park's YouTube page. Unlike humans, giraffes are pregnant for up to 15 months! Zoo owner Jordan Patch said both mom and calf were doing fine.
In the other, we celebrate and give thanks to God for his gift of life to mankind, a gift that saves us from ourselves. Easter will restore us all as God's children to the original state of grace, and Christ will prove his power as God.
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