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Senate Confirms Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

This photo provided by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Judge Neil Gorsuch. (10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals via AP)

WASHINGTON — The Senate just confirmed President Trump’s nominee Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, per CNN count, filling seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a staunch conservative.

Gorsuch’s confirmation happened after Republicans triggered the nuclear option yesterday — forever changing Senate rules for filibusters of future Supreme Court nominees.