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The Supreme Court under Roberts is tilting to the left. Would Neil Gorsuch change that?

Feb 01, 2017 - Washington Post Blogs

Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, an originalist judge in the Scalia mold, to be the next Supreme Court justice.

The seat Gorsuch would occupy has been hotly contested for nearly a year, after the conservative Scalia died unexpectedly last February. Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, arguing that the next president should make the pick. Gorsuch's confirmation would end the longest Supreme Court vacancy in nearly five decades.

Democrats an...