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Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch during a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath for Judge Neil M. Gorsuch during a public swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday.

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The newest member of the Supreme Court celebrated his swearing-in with a public ceremony in the White House Rose Garden Monday morning. Neil Gorsuch will cement the conservative 5-4 majority on the high court, delivering on a key campaign promise of President Trump.

"I've always heard that the most important thing that a president of the United States does is appoint people hopefully great people like this appointment to the United States Supreme Court," Trump said. "And I got it done in the first 100 days."

Gorsuch will fill the seat left vacant more than a year ago by the death of Antonin Scalia. The 49-year-old promised to remember that legacy as he puts his own mark on the court, likely for decades to come.

"I won't ever forget that the seat I inherit today ...

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