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Neil McGill Gorsuch was born in August 1967 in Denver, Colorado. He attended Christ the King, a K-12 Catholic school, and graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit school in North Bethesda, Maryland. While there, he served as a U.S. Senate page. He received an undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia University, and earned a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from University College, Oxford. While at Oxford, he met and married his wife Louise, an English woman and champion equestrienne.
Gorsuch served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy. He engaged in the private practice of law. He served as Principal Deputy to the Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, and later managed the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division.
He was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and received a unanimous vote by the Senate. In January 2017, President Donald Trump announced the nomination of Gorsuch to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. His nomination was approved on a party-line vote, and he was sworn into office in April 2017.
Gorsuch and his wife, Louise, have two daughters. He is a Roman Catholic but attends an Episcopal church.
In one of the most important cases to come before the Supreme Court in years, the nine justices heard an hour of arguments in a dispute over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s patent review processing known as inter parties review. A decision to strike down the reviews could fundamentally change the way patents disputes are litigated in the future.
While some of the court’s liberal justices voiced support for the process, the conservative justices raised concerns that the government might be able to revoke patents too easily. The liberal justices said the system allows any invalidation to be appealed to the Washington-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for all judicial review.
The Court’s newest justice, conservative Neil Gorsuch, raised doubts concluding that judicial review is available only if someone appeals a patent review proceeding, which does not always happen.
A ruling by the Court is not expected until the end of June 2018.