Trump’s Supreme Court appointee takes oath for lifetime post

President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court appointee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is sworn into his lifetime post during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden attended by President Trump, the second of two such oaths that restores the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority.

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (APRIL 10, 2017) (NBC) – President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court appointee was sworn into his lifetime post on Monday (April 10) during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden attended by President Trump.

It was the second of two oaths, with the first conducted earlier in the morning during a private ceremony.

The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Gorsuch worked as a clerk as a young lawyer. Gorsuch will become the first justice to serve alongside a former boss.

The newly-sworn justice Gorsuch also restores the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority.

Trump earned the biggest political victory of his presidency and fulfilled a major campaign promise when the Republican-led Senate voted on Friday to confirm the federal appeals court judge from Colorado to the lifetime job. With Gorsuch, the court will have five conservative justices and four liberals.