Neil Gorsuch
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Neil Gorsuch

Republican

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

United States

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1 First Street, Northeast Supreme Court of the United States
Washington, DC. 20543
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Neil Gorsuch

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Summary
Experience
54
Years of Age
COResidence (state)

Neil McGill Gorsuch (GOR-sutch; born August 29, 1967) is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump on January 31, 2017, and has served since April 10, 2017.Gorsuch was born and spent his early life in Denver, Colorado, then lived in Bethesda, Maryland, while attending prep school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, a Juris Doctor from Harvard University, and after practicing law for 15 years, received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Law from the University of Oxford, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. His doctoral thesis concerned the morality of assisted suicide, under the supervision of the Catholic legal philosopher John Finnis.From 1995 to 2005, Gorsuch was in private practice with the law firm of Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick. He was Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice from 2005 until his appointment to the Tenth Circuit. President George W. Bush nominated Gorsuch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on May 10, 2006, to replace Judge David M. Ebel, who took senior status in 2006. Gorsuch is a proponent of textualism in statutory interpretation and originalism in interpreting the United States Constitution. Along with Justice Clarence Thomas, he is an advocate of natural law jurisprudence. Gorsuch clerked for Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 1991 to 1992 and U.S. Supreme Court justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy from 1993 to 1994. He is the first Supreme Court justice to serve alongside a justice for whom he once clerked (Kennedy).

Experience

Education

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Harvard University
Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts
1988
Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1991
Georgetown Preparatory School
1985
University College, Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy
2004

Past Positions

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Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
United States of America
2017
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States of America
2006

Other Experience

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Supreme Court of the United States
United States of America
1993 - 1994
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United States of America
1991 - 1992