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    Neil McGill Gorsuch ( / ˈɡɔːrsʌtʃ / GOR-sutch; [1] born August 29, 1967) is an American lawyer and judge who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. [2] He was nominated by President Donald Trump on January 31, 2017, and has served since April 10, 2017.

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    • Early Life
    • Early Career
    • United States Court of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit
    • Associate Justice to The Supreme Court
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    Gorsuch was born in Denver, Colorado. His mother, Anne Gorsuch Burford, served as head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency during the Ronald Reaganadministration from 1981 through 1983. Gorsuch graduated from the Georgetown Preparatory School and received a B.A. from Columbia University (where he was the founder and first chief edi...

    Before joining the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch had been a Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice since 2005. From 1995–2005, Gorsuch was in private practice with the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel.

    Gorsuch was nominated by President George W. Bush on May 10, 2006 to replace Judge David M. Ebel, who took Senior status in 2006. Gorsuch was confirmed by voice vote by the U.S. Senateon July 20, 2006. Gorsuch was Bush's fifth appointment to the Tenth Circuit. He resigned on April 9, 2017 to serve in the Supreme Court.


    In September 2016, during the U.S. presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trumpincluded Gorsuch in a list of 21 current judges whom Trump would think about nominating to the Supreme Court if elected. In January 2017, after President Trump was elected, some unnamed Trump advisers listed Gorsuch in a shorter list of eight of those names, who they said were the leading contenders to be nominated to replace the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. On January 31, 2017, President...

    Hearings and vote

    On April 3, the Senate Judiciary committee approved his nomination with a 11-9 vote. On April 6, 2017, Democrats filibustered (prevented cloture) the confirmation vote of Gorsuch, after which the Senate Republicans invoked the "nuclear option" and removed the option of a filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.On April 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court with a bipartisan 54–45 affirmative vote with three Democratic Senators joining all of the Republican Sena...

    Swearing in

    Gorsuch was sworn into office on Monday, April 10, 2017, in two ceremonies. The Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts administered the first oath of office in a private ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court. At 11:00 a.m., Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the second oath of office in a public ceremony at the White House.

    Gorsuch and his wife, Louise, have two daughters, Emma (born 1999) and Belinda (born 2001). They live in Boulder, Colorado.

  2. t. e. On January 31, 2017, soon after taking office, President Donald Trump, a Republican, nominated Neil Gorsuch for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to succeed Antonin Scalia, who had died almost one year earlier. Then-president Barack Obama, a Democrat, nominated Merrick Garland to succeed Scalia on March 16, 2016 ...

  3. Feb 10, 2023 · Neil Gorsuch, in full Neil McGill Gorsuch, (born August 29, 1967, Denver, Colorado), associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 2017. Gorsuch was nominated by Republican President Donald J. Trump in January 2017. After Democratic senators filibustered his nomination in April, the Senate’s Republican majority changed the Senate’s rules regarding Supreme Court nominees ...

  4. Feb 6, 2017 · Neil McGill Gorsuch was born on August 29, 1967, in Denver, Colorado. The oldest child of two lawyers, he was a studious child who also enjoyed outdoor activities.

  5. Jan 31, 2017 · Law. Harvard Law School, 1991. Personal. Birthplace. Denver, Colo. Neil M. Gorsuch is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated to the Court by President Donald Trump (R) on January 31, 2017, following the death of Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7, and sworn in on April 10, 2017.

  6. Neil McGill Gorsuch was born on August 29, 1967, to Anne Gorsuch Burford (nee Anne Irene McGill) and David Ronald Gorsuch Denver, in Colorado, U.S.A. His parents graduated in law from the 'University of Colorado' in 1964 and became lawyers.

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