Neil McGill Gorsuch was sworn in as the ninth member of the United State Supreme Court. He is the 113th justice to sit on the nation’s highest court, filling the vacated seat after the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year. With Gorsuch on the bench, many believe that makes the court balanced with 4 conservatives, 4 liberals and 1 wishy-washy moderate.
Colorado appeals court judge Neil M. Gorsuch took his oaths to be the Supreme Court’s 113th justice Monday morning, first in a private ceremony at the court and later at a Rose Garden ceremony with the man who nominated him, President Trump.
At the first, private event in a grand room inside the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered the oath that all federal employees take. All eight justices and most of their spouses were on hand, as well as Maureen Scalia and Eugene Scalia, the widow and son of the justice Gorsuch is replacing, Antonin Scalia.
Gorsuch’s wife, Louise, held a family Bible, and his daughters Emma and Belinda looked on.