On April 7, 2016, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court of the United States. Gorsuch’s nomination establishes a 5-4 conservative majority on the high court, ending the 4-4 decisions that have issued since the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia. The timing of Gorsuch’s confirmation puts him on track to serve on the Court—and contribute to decisions—in the final few cases of the current term.