President Donald Trump is expected to soon appoint a candidate to fill the vacant seat of the Supreme Court.
According to CBS News, President Trump is reportedly honing in on Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Gorsuch, is a Marshall scholar with degrees from Oxford and Harvard Law School. He also served in the high court as a clerk for renowned Justices Anthony Kennedy and Byron White.
In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Gorsuch to the 10th Circuit following two years of service in the Justice Department.
Gorsuch also worked in Washington DC at the law firm Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel PLLC.
According to Fox News, Gorsuch is the author of two books and is identified as one of the finest writers on the federal bench.
A seat on the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment. Either a justice retires or dies in order for his or her seat to be vacant. Thus, Gorsuch, who is considered by many as a strong conservative, is just 49-years-old and could possibly serve on the Supreme Court for thirty to forty years if he is confirmed by the Senate.
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