President Donald Trump made the big announcement last night. Judge Neil Gorsuch is Trump's pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Gorsuch has served on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver since 2006 and is just 49 years old. He is a conservative judge who writes like Scalia. According to Yahoo News, the comparisons don't end there.

Like Scalia, Gorsuch favors what is known as originalism -- the idea that judges should interpret the US Constitution by reverting to how it was understood at the time it was written, with no modern filters.

it's no surprise that he was backed by the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, which both work behind the scenes to see a conservative evolution of US law.

By naming Gorsuch to serve on the US high court, Trump has sent a positive message to the so-called "flyover states" -- those you fly over to get from the East Coast to the West Coast -- that they have not been forgotten.

Those states largely voted for the Republican billionaire, but none of the current eight Supreme Court justices hail from that part of the country.

What do you think about the pick of Neil Gorsuch?

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