President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court that has been empty since Justice Antonin Scalia's death almost a year ago. Gorsuch, 49, who sits on Denver's 10th Circuit Court, is a conservative said to be of the same ideological mold as Scalia, though with a more amiable temperament. The decision was announced during a prime-time event some compared to a reality show, with the final decision coming down between Gorsuch and Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh's 3rd Circuit. Gorsuch is likely to face stiff Democratic opposition in his Senate confirmation; some Democrats have already said they would flatly oppose whoever Trump picked.
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