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Neil Gorsuch has Been Confirmed by the US Senate After a Rule Change
The U.S. Senate confirmed Gorsuch with a vote of 54-45 after a three day hearing.
Neil Gorsuch is 49 years old.
Gorsuch will be sworn in Monday by Chief Justice John Roberts.
Previously, a Supreme Court Justice would have to be confirmed by 60 votes. But, on Thursday, the Senate voted to change the rules so that a Supreme Court Justice only required a majority to be confirmed.
The rule change passed with a vote of 52-48 along party lines (Republicans voting for).
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