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Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster

Mar 23, 2017 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees.

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer criticized Judge Neil Gorsuch, saying he "almost instinctively favors the powerful over the weak" and would not serve as a check on Trump or be a mainstream justice.

"I have concluded t...