What We Need to Know About Court NomineeFebruary 6, 2017 |
by Emily Rappleye
President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, PhD, a judge in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado, to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia.
Here are four things to know about President Trump’s pick and his views on healthcare.
1. Judge Gorsuch, if confirmed, is expected to restore a slightly conservative lean to the Supreme Court. The court currently has four liberal-leaning justices, three conservative-leaning judges and Justice Anthony Kennedy — who often votes right, but leans left every so often.