Everything you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
Here's everything you need to know about President Donald Trump's appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch.
He is a judge on the Denver-based 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals and was appointed to that post by Republican President George W. Bush in 2006.
He also worked in Bush's Justice Department, and also spent a number of years in private practise.
The 49-year-old is the youngest nomination to the court since 1991, meaning he could influence the direction of the court for decades.
Gorsuch has ivy league credentials and was in the same 1991 graduating class from Harvard Law School as Obama.
He also attended Columbia University and completed a doctorate in legal philosophy at Oxford University.
Gorsuch is not the first member of his family to serve in a President's administration. His mother, Anne Burford, was the first woman to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She served in Republican President Ronald Reagan's administration but resigned in 1983 amid a fight with Congress over documents on the EPA's use of a fund created to clean up toxic waste dumps nationwide.
He lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he raises horses and is a life-long outdoorsman.
Gorsuch will restore the Supreme Court to a conservative majority, following the death of Antonin Scalia and the subsequent difficulty in replacing him after Republican's blocked Obama's nomination.
Gorsuch is considered a conservative intellectual, known for backing religious rights and writing against euthanasia and assisted suicide. He previously joined an opinion which declared that saying that owners of private companies could object on religious grounds to a provision of the Obamacare health insurance law requiring employers to provide coverage for birth control for women.