Religious Liberty Battles Ahead Highlight Gorsuch’s Importance as Conservative Nominee for SCOTUS

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters

If confirmed as expected this week by the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee would join his new fellow justices in time to act on divisive cases concerning religion, guns, and big business, underscoring Neil Gorsuch's importance as the fifth conservative on a nine-justice court.

The Senate's Republican leaders have pledged to confirm the Colorado-based appeals court judge on Friday. His first official task after being sworn in would come at an April 13 private meeting among the justices to discuss taking various appeals from lower courts.

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