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Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee well versed in Indian law


February 2, 2017

Republican President Donald Trump is striving to maintain the conservative lean of the U.S. Supreme Court by filling a vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

But Trump's nominee for the nation's highest court, announced from the White House on Tuesday night, has fared much better on Indian matters than Scalia ever did. Neil Gorsuch, a federal appeals court judge, has sided with Indian interests in several key cases, bringing a more favorable record to the table than the conservative legal hero he stands to replace.


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