Gorsuch Takes Oath as 113th Supreme Court Justice

He'll take one more oath in White House ceremony later Monday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 10, 2017 8:41 AM CDT
Gorsuch Takes Oath as 113th Supreme Court Justice
In this March 21, 2017, photo, Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.   (Susan Walsh)

Surrounded by family and his new colleagues, Neil Gorsuch has taken the first of two oaths as he prepares to take his place as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court, reports the AP. The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is being sworn in Monday after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving Supreme Court picks—over the fierce objection of Democrats. The first ceremony took place privately in the Justices' Conference Room, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath required by the Constitution. That will be followed by a public White House ceremony, where Justice Anthony Kennedy is to administer the oath set by federal law. (Here's a look at Gorsuch's new spot as low man on the totem pole.)

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