President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court Tuesday night.
Gorsuch is from Denver and he's a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th District.
Gorsuch was nominated by Trump to fill the seat left vacant after Antonin Scalia's passing.
Business Insider reports Gorsuch is "an avowed textualist" -- meaning he interprets the law according to the law's plain text as opposed to writer's intent or its consequences. Gorsuch is a conservative. His mother, Anne, was head of the EPA under Ronald Reagan's presidency.
After Trump announced his decision, Gorsuch said he will "be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great country."
Fox News and Politico report it is likely Democrats will filibuster Trump's choice and Senate Republicans will have to fight for Gorsuch's confirmation. Senator Ted Cruz told Politico, "the Democrats are not going to succeed in filibustering the Supreme Court nominee."
TIME reports Gorsuch liberals in the Colorado legal community have praised him for "his fair-mindedness and defense of the underdog."