Monday, April 10, 2017 |
Neil Gorsuch was sworn in today as the 133rd U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Through some political tumbling, the confirmation process succeeded for Republicans and will reverberate through American history.
McGeorge Law Professor John Sims will discuss how Gorsuch's confirmation is expected to affect decisions currently before the Supreme Court. Prof. Sims was last on Insight in February when President Donald Trump selected Gorsuch as his nominee.
The future of the confirmation process without a filibuster option is also in the air. On that same node, the possibility of undoing the "nuclear option" that helped Gorsuch make it past Democratic opposition is also a topic Sims will delve into.
There are other Supreme Court justices who might soon end their career due to health issues or because they are considering retirement. There are clear answers as to who could replace the highest seats in the country's judicial system.