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How Neil Gorsuch is shaking up the Supreme Court

Gorsuch, last February, with Senator Mitch McConnell, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right

IN ITS NEW TERM, WHICH BEGAN ON Oct. 2, the Supreme Court will consider many pressing questions. Can a baker refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple? Can states redraw districts to help a political party? And does Justice Neil Gorsuch talk too much?

It didn’t take long last spring for the newest member of the court to make his presence known. Gorsuch, a conservative nominated by President Trump,

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