Neil Gorsuch nominated for Supreme Court

Ana Turner, Staff Writer

On Jan. 31, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. Gorsuch, a 49-year-old republican, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and was a classmate of former President Barack Obama.

After graduation, Gorsuch started his political career clerking for Judge David B. Sentelle from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Gorsuch continued to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy.

In 1995, Gorsuch left his clerking jobs and continued his career at the D.C. law firm of   Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel. He eventually made his way up the ranks to partner from the years of 1998-2005.

On May 10, 2006, Gorsuch was nominated by President George W. Bush to be on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. On July 20, 2006, Gorsuch secured the spot when the Senate officially confirmed his seat. According to President Trump, the goal for nomination of the new Supreme Court Justice is “to find the very best judge in the country.”

On Jan. 31, President Trump officially announced his nomination for Gorsuch to take the vacated spot on the Supreme Court of the United States.

As of Feb. 21, Gorsuch’s nomination is still pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee.