Gorsuch describes Ginsburg's 'warm welcome' to him when he joined Supreme Court

Gorsuch describes Ginsburg's 'warm welcome' to him when he joined Supreme Court
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Supreme Court Justice Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Gorsuch: 'We're not nine robots, we're nine judges' Gorsuch describes Ginsburg's 'warm welcome' to him when he joined Supreme Court MORE on Tuesday said Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown White House 'pleased' about Supreme Court decision on asylum rule MORE gave him a "warm welcome" when he joined the high court. 

"We all adore Ruth Bader Ginsburg and wish her nothing but the best and look forward to seeing her on the bench very soon," Gorsuch said in an interview with CNN. "She provided a very warm welcome for me when I arrived here." 

The Supreme Court's next term is set to begin in October.

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Ginsburg, the oldest member of the high court and a favorite on the left, has faced multiple bouts of cancer during her time on the bench, most recently undergoing radiation treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas last month.

Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, also described his experience clerking for Byron White, who preceded Ginsburg on the court, and said that White gave Ginsburg his law clerk manual to help her with the job. 

"Fast-forward about 25 years ... my first week on the court, what do I receive? A note on my inbox along with a big binder saying, 'You may recognize some of this, I hope I've improved it a little bit since you've last seen it,' " he said.

Ginsburg has been friends with other justices despite broad ideological differences. She said during a Monday event that she misses Gorsuch's predecessor, Antonin Scalia, "very much."