US Cafeteria duty awaits Gorsuch at Supreme Court

16:10  11 april  2017
16:10  11 april  2017 Source:   CBS News

Schumer: Unlikely Gorsuch Will Reach 60 Votes

  Schumer: Unlikely Gorsuch Will Reach 60 Votes In an exclusive interview on 'Meet the Press,' Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that 'it looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin' needed to overcome a filibuster. WASHINGTON — As the Senate gears up to consider President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer predicted Sunday that "it looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin" needed to overcome a filibuster.

That’s what awaits Neil Gorsuch , who joined the Supreme Court on Monday as the “junior justice,” the freshman of the nine-member court . Several committee members promptly resigned. For Gorsuch , cafeteria duty is likely the least of his worries.

WASHINGTON — How do you keep a new Supreme Court justice’s head from getting too big? Start by making him take notes and answer the door at the justices’ private meetings. Then, remind him he speaks last at those discussions.

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 22, 2017, file photo, Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch listens as he is asked a question by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.: ap-17081759523054.jpg © Susan Walsh, AP ap-17081759523054.jpg

WASHINGTON (AP) -- How do you keep a new Supreme Court justice’s head from getting too big?

Start by making him take notes and answer the door at the justices’ private meetings. Then, remind him he speaks last at those discussions. Finally, assign him the job of listening to gripes about the food at the court’s cafeteria.

Watch: How Justice Neil Gorsuch changes the Supreme Court

That’s what awaits Neil Gorsuch, who joined the Supreme Court on Monday as its newest member. Gorsuch is now the “junior justice,” the freshman of the nine-member court. And that designation comes with some special duties.

The junior justice jobs are tradition, but also not a bad deal for a job that comes with lifetime tenure and the prestige of a high court seat.

Bitter Fight Behind Him, Justice Gorsuch Starts Day With Relish .
On his first day on the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch was an active questioner, displaying an easy familiarity with the issues in the cases before the court.If Justice Gorsuch experienced first-day jitters, he did not betray them. He was an exceptionally active questioner, displaying an easy familiarity with the issues in the minor and technical cases before the court. He asked crisp and colloquial questions, and he kept asking them if he did not find the lawyers’ answers satisfactory.

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