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To tighten grip on Judiciary, President Trump nominates conservative Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court job
In a bid to tighten his control over Judiciary, US President Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, 49, for a long-term job on the U.S. Supreme Court.

This has been done to restore the court's conservative majority for favourable decisions by the new government on the tricky issues like abortion, gun control, voting rights, LGBT rights, death penalty as well as religious rights.

Gorsuch is to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, to fill the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

He is an expert and proponent of originalism and textualism in interpreting the US Constitution and also had been favouring a strict reading of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996.

He has also authored two books "The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia" and "The Law of Judicial Precedent". The latter is co-authored with some other authors.

However, some vocal Senate Democrats have denounced Gorsuch's nomination calling him 'unacceptable' resulting into a showdown over his Senate approval.

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