ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES … GORSUCH SWORN INTO THE SCOTUS …
This is a good day for the Supreme Court of the United States and America.
Neil Gorsuch on Monday became the 101st associate justice of the Supreme Court and President Trump’s first high court appointee.
Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath to Gorsuch in the sun-soaked White House Rose Garden shortly after 11 a.m. Hours earlier, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath in a private ceremony in the justices’ conference room at the court.
Kennedy said the oath Gorsuch took “reminds us that we as a people are bound together, that we as a people find our self-definition, our respect, our heritage and our destiny in the Constitution.”
Gorsuch’s wife, Louise, and two teenage daughters were present for the swearing-in ceremony.
Gorsuch, 49, was a member of the Colorado-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is filling the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat, which has been vacant for more than a year after Republicans refused to hold a hearing or vote on former President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.