President Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year old 10th Circuit federal judge known as an originalist in the style of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to fill Scalia's seat. Despite the unusual circumstances of the nomination - including Democrats' fury that the Republican-led Senate refused for 10 months to consider President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the seat - social-science research can tell us what to expect now.
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