Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Screenshot: Twitter
The big picture: In just the past two weeks, the court has sided with anti-abortion advocates, a Christian baker who objects to same-sex marriage and the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Why it matters: This is why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held the court's vacant seat open for more than a year, so that Trump could fill it with Neil Gorsuch instead of President Obama with Merrick Garland.
Be smart: Some of these conservative victories may not be permanent:
Who to watch: Kennedy, the court's swing vote, who would likely be replaced by a more staunchly conservative justice should he retire.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge lays a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum during his official tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images
Prince William has become the first British Royal to ever officially visit Israel and the Palestinian territories, the BBC reports: