That didn’t take long!
Less than 15 minutes into his first day on the job in Washington, DC on Monday, newly minted Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch asked his first questions from the bench.
From The Daily Mail
Gorsuch and his colleagues were hearing arguments for the first time since President Donald Trump’s pick was sworn in April 10.
The case before the justices involved a procedural issue in a federal worker’s employment discrimination claim.
Gorsuch asked lawyer Christopher Landau four questions in a row, saying he was ‘sorry for taking up so much time.’
Justice Clarence Thomas once famously went 10 years without asking a question from the bench.
The session marked the first time in more than 14 months that the high court was back to its full contingent of nine members, after being short-handed since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death.
The session started with Chief Justice John Roberts welcoming Gorsuch and wishing him ‘a long and happy career in our common calling.’