The US Senate has confirmed Neil Gorsuch as the ninth justice on the US Supreme Court. The vote comes after the majority Republicans changed the rules to abolish the filibuster for SCOTUS nominees, in order to overcome opposition from Democrats.
The federal judge from Colorado was nominated by President Donald Trump in February, to fill the seat vacated by last year’s death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) cast the decisive 51st vote in favor of the nomination.
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