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Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court
With move, panel swings to the right
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In this March 22 file photo, Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gorsuchs confirmation as the 113th Supreme Court justice is expected on April 7. It wont be long before he starts revealing what he really thinks about a range of hot topics he repeatedly sidestepped during his confirmation hearing. - photo by Associated Press
WASHINGTON — After weeks of turmoil, the Senate confirmed Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Supreme Court's youngest justice Friday, filling a 14-month vacancy after the death of Antonin Scalia and restoring a rightward tilt that could last for years. Gorsuch will be sworn in Monday and will quickly begin confronting cases of consequence, including one involving separation of church and state that the justices will take up in less than two weeks. At 49, he is decades younger than several of the other justices — two are in their 80s and one is 78 — raising the possibility that President Donald Trump will have a chance to appoint more conservatives to a court that has been somewhat balanced in recent years.
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