With the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, a vacancy was created on the Supreme Court of the United States. On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. This is President Trump’s first nomination to the nation’s highest court. The Senate Judiciary Committee began holding hearings regarding Gorsuch’s confirmation on March 20, 2010 External . Gorsuch was confirmed on April 7, 2017.
According to the Lexis Advance legal database, Judge Gorsuch authored 212 published opinions during his ten years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Decisions from cases in the Tenth Circuit in which Justice Gorsuch participated can be found on the website of the Court (select “Search Opinions” under Opinion drop-down and use “Gorsuch” as a search term). Cases are also available on Google Scholar External (On the Google Scholar homepage, select “Case law” and then click on “Select courts.” On the next page, select “Court of Appeals” under “Tenth Circuit” and click “Done.” On the search page, use “Gorsuch” as a search term.) Visitors to the Law Library of Congress and other law libraries can also use legal research databases such as Lexis Advance and Westlaw to perform more targeted searching for majority opinions by Judge Gorsuch, as well as his concurring and dissenting opinions.
Noteworthy Recent Opinions authored by Judge Gorsuch include the following: