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Watch Live: Day 1 Of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

The federal appeals court judge will give his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, starting off what is expected to be three days of hearings.
Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing as President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday. Source: Brendan Smialowski

The confirmation hearings of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, began with Senate Judiciary Republicans praising his qualifications and legal philosophy.

"His grasp on the separation of powers — including judicial independence --enlivens his body of work," committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa

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