Judge Neil M. Gorsuch became Supreme Court Associate Justice Gorsuch in a ceremony at the White House on Monday, April 10.
There were two swearing-in ceremonies. The oath was first administered inside the White house by Chief Justice John Roberts. Then a public ceremony was held on the White House lawn, where Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the oath of office.
President Trump commended Gorsuch and expressed faith that he would be “wise, impartial, and fair, to serve under our laws not over them and to safeguard the right of the people to govern their own affairs.”
After the Republican-led Senate refused to consider President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, Democrats attempted to block Gorsuch’s confirmation. The Republicans resorted to a rules change to confirm the nomination.
Gorsuch will serve for life or until he chooses to retire.