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Senate set to approve conservative Gorsuch

Friday, April 07, 2017 - 01:19

The Republican-led U.S. Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, conservative appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, who could serve in the nation's top court for decades. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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With Neil Gorsuch's elevation to the Supreme Court now seen as a formality, President Trump is poised to claim the first big win of his administration. Republicans are happy...but most Democrats are anything but. With Gorsuch sworn-in, the Supreme Court would become a conservative-majority...a court believed more likely to support gun rights, an expansive view of religious liberty and abortion regulations. It might also lean towards supporting Republican-backed voting restrictions, while opposing curbs on political spending. And many Democrats say, that's bad for America. They say that in legal opinions, Gorsuch has favored corporate interests over ordinary Americans. He'd be put to the test on April 13, when the justices will consider new cases to hear. There are appeals pending on expanding gun rights... state voting restrictions that critics say are aimed at reducing minority turnout... and allowing business owners to object on religious grounds to serving gay couples. That's just this year. Conservative Gorsuch could be expected to serve in the nation's highest court for decades

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Senate set to approve conservative Gorsuch

Friday, April 07, 2017 - 01:19