Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing Scheduled To Begin March 20th

Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Date Set

The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch for Monday, March 20, Sen. Typically, hearings for Supreme Court nominees last several days, and several weeks may elapse between the conclusion of a hearing and the committee's vote on a nominee, making the prospect of an early-April floor vote unlikely.

Supreme Court nominees require Senate confirmation for the lifetime job on the nine-justice court. The hearings will include statements from committee members followed by Gorsuch responding to questions and then outside testimony, including representation from the American Bar Association. "It's time for him to have the opportunity to speak for himself before the Judiciary Committee". He's displayed independence. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say.

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch will need the support of Senate Democrats to win confirmation.

It remains unclear, however, whether Republicans will be able to get enough Democratic votes to move forward on the nomination.

Republicans are largely signaling confidence that Trump's pick to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia will see a smooth confirmation given his legal record and his unanimous confirmation to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

He added that Gorsuch "has met every demand placed on him by the minority".

Democratic leadership is demanding a 60-vote threshold for Gorsuch, which they have permission to do under Senate rules.

Some Senate Democrats have vowed to oppose his nomination in part because of how Senate Republicans treated Judge Merrick Garland, the nominee put forward previous year by former President Barack Obama.

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