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Senate confirms Gorsuch for Supreme Court

In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)
In this March 21, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Vice President Mike Pence was presiding as the Senate voted 54-45 in favor of Gorsuch, a 49-year-old veteran of the 10th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Denver whose rulings make him an intellectual heir to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat he will fill.

Gorsuch won support from 51 of the chambers’ Republicans as well as three moderate Democrats up for re-election in states Trump won last fall: Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia did not vote. Read more.




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.