49-year-old Neil Gorsuch gets the vacant Supreme Court post and could keep it for decades. Opposition leader Schumer is harshly critical.
Appointment for life: Neil Gorsuch made it Photo: ap
It is one of the most potentially momentous decisions of the new US president: Just a week and a half after taking office, Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a proven conservative, to the post on the country’s Supreme Court that has been vacant for a year. The appointment of the 49-year-old federal appeals court judge is likely to give the powerful Supreme Court a fundamental conservative orientation in the long term.