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19. Can Nominate but Not Select a Supreme Court Justice

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Being a member of the Supreme Court is a lifetime appointment; therefore, it’s an extremely serious matter when selecting an individual for the position. While the president can nominate a candidate to SCOTUS, he cannot appoint someone without the nominee going through the United States Senate. Recently, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He was voted in by the Senate with a simple majority of 54 votes.