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Posted Apr 10, 2017 09:07 am CDT
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. administered the constitutional oath of office Monday to Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed Friday, to take place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
All eight justices were present for the oath, the Washington Post reports. Scalia’s widow and son were there too.
Gorsuch’s wife held the family Bible while his children watched their father take the oath
The oath administered by Roberts is given to all federal employees.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy will give Gorsuch the judicial oath later on Monday at a public White House ceremony, the Associated Press reports.
The judicial oath is required by the Judiciary Act of 1789, SCOTUSblog reports.
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