Justice Gorsuch has busy first day on the Supreme Court – Joe Walsh

Justice Gorsuch has busy first day on the Supreme Court

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This is one of the main reasons I voted for Trump.

And then there were nine.

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments with a full court for the first time in over a year Monday as Justice Neil Gorsuch officially took his seat on the bench.

Gorsuch, who was confirmed earlier this month after President Trump nominated him to the court, entered the courtroom grinning as he stepped up to his chair — the last on the far right, next to President Obama appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Chief Justice John Roberts welcomed Gorsuch and wished him a “long and happy career in our common calling.”

Gorsuch, sworn in last week in two separate ceremonies, thanked Roberts and his new colleagues for their warm welcome.

The former 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge replaces Elena Kagan as the court’s most junior justice and will reportedly take over her duties on the cafeteria committee, which he will keep until the next justice is confirmed.

At an event in Colorado last summer, Kagan explained that the newest member is last to speak during the justices’ private court conferences and has to take notes and answer the door throughout the proceeding, The Washington Post reported.

Though the high court is a place where seniority rules, Gorsuch was far from shy on his first day.

He wasted little time before jumping in with questions in the first case Monday, which centered on a technical question over which court has jurisdiction to hear appeals of discrimination claims filed by federal employees.

Read the rest of the article on The Hill

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