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Divisive Gorsuch Fight Leaves Partisan Mark on Supreme Court

  • Trump’s first high court nominee is confirmed by Senate
  • Gorsuch will restore conservative 5-4 split on high court
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Senate Confirms Gorsuch to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

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Judge Neil Gorsuch won an intensely political confirmation fight to join a U.S. Supreme Court already struggling to stay above politics.

The Senate’s confirmation of Gorsuch Friday restores the generally conservative majority that existed before Justice Antonin Scalia’s death last year. It could lead to new curbs on union powers and worker lawsuits while bolstering the rights of religious groups.