McConnell vowed that the rules change would block the Gorsuch filibuster, and all future ones, a change many lawmakers lamented could lead to an even more polarized Senate, court and country. After assembling the pledges of 41 Senate Democrats to iniate the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sought to prevent a vote of the full Senate.
"As a deep believer in the rule of law, Judge Gorsuch will serve the American people with distinction", Trump said in a statement.
He justified the tactic because it was the final year of Obama's presidency and he said the American people should determine who would name the next Supreme Court justice.
Gorsuch's confirmation gave a boost to Trump, showing he can get important agenda items through a Congress controlled by his fellow Republicans after the House of Representatives last month failed to pass healthcare overhaul legislation. "Judge Gorsuch is a strict constitutionalist who believes that a judge's personal policy preferences should not affect the outcome of a case".
With questions on the Syria airstrikes and the Supreme Court, Sen. All 44 Democrats and independents voted against advancing Gorsuch, and for procedural reasons, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast his vote with them to enable the vote to be reconsidered. Gorsuch will need to hire law clerks; past justices confirmed midterm have hired their own past clerks as well as their predecessor's clerks.
"This is a person of extraordinary credentials who will bring honor to the Supreme Court for many, many years to come".
Gorsuch is filling a vacancy on the high court created by the death more than a year ago by the death on anti-gay justice Antonin Scalia.
But Democrats did leave themselves one notable loophole, allowing future Supreme Court nominees to be denied an up-or-down vote via a partisan filibuster.
Even before he's sworn in, Gorsuch's nomination has altered the course of judicial history, as Senate Republicans changed the rules to get him across the finish line. Many Democrats were still tight over Garland being passed over, as they should be, and noted that Gorsuch was super conservative. McConnell, R-Ky., immediately responded, as expected, by leading his Republicans in a unilateral rules change to lower the vote threshold for Supreme Court nominees from 60 to a simple majority in the 100-member Senate.
The vote was 54 to 45 in favor of confirmation. It passed with the 52 sitting Republican senators voting yes.
All told, the court has 13 remaining cases set for oral argument between April 17 and April 26, the end of the argument season for the term that began last October.
Gorsuch's confirmation is destined to shape the bench just as Trump is seeking approval of a key plank of his political platform: his executive order that halts entry to the United States from citizens of several Muslim-majority nations.
Some doctors had warned her against eating three eggs daily, which she did for years, but she ignored their advice. The title of World's Oldest Person will now go to Violet Brown , a Jamaican woman who was born in 1900 exactly.
More specifically can this be the year that the Montreal Canadiens win their 25th Cup and parade it down Ste. Lundqvist was 2-1 at the Bell Centre with a 2.82 GAA and.915 save percentage in that 2014 playoff series.
In those past three months since giving birth, Jackson has remained secluded in her home in London, according to Mirror . Since welcoming a child, Janet and her husband Wissam have made a decision to split after five years of marriage.
On the other hand, T-Mobile has a lot to gain by laying the groundwork to put it on par with AT-&T and Verizon. T-Mobile ended up with 31MHz nationwide on average, which quadruples its existing low-band spectrum holdings.
Real Madrid did some mistakes in the defense highlighting the Sporting's second goal:"We had several errors in the defense". I'm anxious about it because I don't like to see players out injured and all the more so during the run-in.
A spacecraft under development called the Europa Clipper , to launch sometime in the 2020s, could shed more light on the matter. A model of the reactions that NASA scientists say may be happening below the icy surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus .
Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Saturday criticized both the Afghan and US governments for the attack in Nangarhar. The other objective of dropping what has been nicknamed the "mother of all bombs" was the warfare of sending a message.
McAvoy appeared in four games with the Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence, earning two assists and a plus-3 rating. Any offensive contributions from enigmas Ryan Spooner or Frank Vatrano would be more than welcome, too.
They are also through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, with Mourinho determined to savour further success in Europe. Valencia has played 35 matches across all competitions for United this season.
Gas attack a 'fabrication' - Syria's Assad
Lavrov said that actions such as the USA airstrike on Syrian province of Idlib on April 7 to change the Syria regime would fail. He told Agence France-Presse this week that he wasn't even confident the dead children shown on video were "dead at all".
Russia vetoes UN draft resolution on Syria gas attack probe
Mr Tillerson repeated the United States administration's belief that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end". On Wednesday, Russia vetoed a US, UK, France-proposed resolution on the investigation into the Idlib chemical attack.
Trump Declares US-Russia Relations May be at 'All-Time Low'
This is coming as the new USA leader fired missiles at Syria to punish Moscow's ally for its suspected use of poison gas. There are complications beyond that issue, but it's nothing to sneer at and other positives could flow from 59 U.S.
Carrie Fisher Won't Appear in Star Wars: Episode IX
Abrams has previously hailed Hamill's performance in the film, suggesting it could land him an Oscar nomination. Fisher's Return of the Jedi co-star Warwick Davis also spoke lovingly of the actress briefly onstage.
Hall of Famer Carew received heart of former Ravens player
Reuland didn't have a similarly successful National Football League career, but now, his memory will live on forever with Carew. And after going to the top of the list for needing a new heart , it would be Carew who received Reuland's heart and kidney.
ISIL now controls 'less than 7 percent of Iraq'
Meanwhile, Rasoul said that the military operations in west Mosul are going on according to the command's plan. The Iraqi military says ISIS now controls only 6.8 percent of Iraq's territory.