Supreme Court Nominations Research Guide

This guide explains the nomination process and suggests resources for further research into the nominations of more recently confirmed Supreme Court Justices.

Nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to Replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

On January 31, 2017, President Trump nominated Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the seat previously held by Justice Scalia. Judge Gorsuch's confirmation hearings began on March 20, 2017. On April 7, 2017, the Senate confirmed Neil M. Gorsuch by a vote of 54-45 (1 not voting), and he was sworn in on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Supreme Court Nomination

Nomination to be U.S. Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit

Opinions from Judge Gorsuch

To search for opinions by Judge Gorsuch with Lexis, the following advanced search fields for 10th Circuit Federal cases are available: Opinion By, Concurrence By and Dissent By. The following advanced search fields are available with Westlaw: Written By, Concurring and Dissenting. Full-text Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals opinions by Judge Gorsuch are available on the court's website. Search by case name.

Publications by Judge Gorsuch


Book Chapters


Working Paper

Selected Briefs of Neil Gorsuch

Speeches and Remarks by Judge Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch Project - UVA Law

Other Resources