Gorsuch, Neil McGill

Gorsuch, Neil McGill,

1967–, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (2017–), b. Denver. A graduate of Harvard Law School (1991), he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Kennedy and then studied at Oxford before he entered private practice (1995–2005). From 2005 to 2006 he was the principal deputy to the U.S. associate attorney general. In 2006 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Regarded as a conservative in the mold of Antonin ScaliaScalia, Antonin,
1936–2016, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1986–2016), b. Trenton, N.J. He graduated from Harvard Law School (1960) and subsequently taught law at the Univ. of Virginia (1967–71) and the Univ. of Chicago (1977–82).
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 (whom Gorsuch succeeded as justice), he was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2017 by President Trump. (Merrick GarlandGarland, Merrick Brian,
1952–, American government official and judge, b. Chicago, grad. Harvard (A.B. 1974, J.D. 1977). He was special assistant to the U.S. attorney general (1979–81), a lawyer in private practice (1981–89, 1992–93), and assistant U.S.
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 had been nomimated by President Obama a year before to the vacancy created by the death of Scalis but Republicans in the Senate refused to consider the nomination.)