The justices' action Tuesday follows a ruling a day earlier that was cheered by religious rights groups
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The court will review a Colorado court decision that found baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against the gay couple under Colorado law.
But Bennet's vote won't stop Gorsuch's ascendance to the Supreme Court after Republicans deployed the "nuclear option" earlier Thursday.
The man chosen by President Donald Trump to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Antonin Scalia is a fourth-generation Coloradan.
Judge Neil Gorsuch has said deferring to agencies is an abdication of judicial responsibility. He is expected to be grilled on this at Monday's confirmation hearings.
Before he ruled on Miranda rights and abortion, Colorado’s first Supreme Court justice led the CU Buffs to the Cotton Bowl, set a rushing record in the NFL, and studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Neil Gorsuch, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver, is considered a conservative and an originalist, who tries to adhere to what he believes the framers of the constitution intended.
The 49-year-old Gorsuch has served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006, after being appointed by President George W. Bush.
They are Timothy Tymkovich, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Neil Gorsuch, from that same Court and Allison Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court.
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