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In this photo provided by the Public Information Office Supreme Court of the U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., administers the Constitutional Oath to the Neil Gorsuch in a private ceremony attended by the Justices of the Supreme Court and members of the Gorsuch family, including wife Louise Gorsuch, Monday, April 10, 2017, in the Justices' Conference Room at the Supreme Court in Washington. Surrounded by family and his soon-to-be Supreme Court colleagues, Gorsuch took the first of two oaths as he prepared to take his seat on the court. (Franz Jantzen/Public Information Office Supreme Court of the U.S. via AP)

Neil Gorsuch has officially been sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice


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UPDATE 11:16 a.m. EST:

Judge Neil Gorsuch is now Justice Neil Gorsuch after being sworn in at the White House Monday morning.

UPDATE 11:14 a.m. EST: President Trump jokingly touted how quickly he appointed Gorsuch.

UPDATE 9:23 a.m. EST: Gorsuch has taken the first of two swearing-in oaths. 

ORIGINAL STORY: After a divisive Senate confirmation, Judge Neil Gorsuch will become Justice Neil Gorsuch on Monday after two separate swearing-in ceremonies. 

Chief Justice John Roberts will administer the oath of office at a private ceremony at 9 a.m. in the Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer a second oath in a public ceremony at the White House at 11 a.m. Gorsuch once worked for Kennedy as a clerk in the 1990s, according to the Washington Examiner.

The White House ceremony is a departure from past swearings-in. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were both sworn in publicly at the Supreme Court. Former Justice John Paul Stevens has argued that keeping the ceremony at the court helps drive home that the court is independent of the White House.

Gorsuch, at 49, will be the youngest SCOTUS nominee since Clarence Thomas, who was 43 when appointed in 1991. 

Neil Gorsuch has officially been sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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