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hey guys i’m not back and i don’t know if i’ll be coming back, but i just wanted to share with you what happened to me the other night. on july 23rd, 2017 i attended the young renegades tour and i met all time low. i met the band that saved my life and i finally got to tell them that. when i told them about how much they helped me, alex pulled me into a hug and said “i’m proud of you babe, thanks for sticking around” and then later that night during missing you alex pointed at me, and sang “don’t lose your fight kid” right to me and jack and i had a couple different moments together; from singing together to him picking me to come up on stage for time-bomb. i owe so much to them i love them so much they gave me happiness when i didn’t think i would find it, they pulled me out of the darkest depths, and i finally got to explain it to them and live my dream of meeting them and being on stage for time-bomb. thank you so much all time low for everything you do for me, i love you

Ever since I was 14 All Time Low has meant the world to me- it’s seems cheesy to say but their music, lyrics and the band themselves helped me through the tough days and kept me brave. Dear Maria was the first song of theirs I ever heard and it always reminds me of that time in my life, and makes me so happy whenever I hear it- the lyric in particular Take a breath and let the rest come easy has always stuck in my brain- fighting off panic attacks, teaching me to let go and most of all just letting things /happen/. 2:20 is the time stamp of this lyric and now I finally have it on my skin. This means so much to me, as do the band and those lyrics ☺️ so glad I have this little reminder keeping me going

buzzfeed.com
Meet Justice Gorsuch
On Monday morning, Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Neil Gorsuch as an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Later, at a public ceremony at the White House, Justice Anthony Kennedy performed the judicial oath for the newest justice.
By Chris Geidner

WASHINGTON — On Monday morning, Judge Neil Gorsuch became Justice Neil Gorsuch — taking the constitutional oath from Chief Justice John Roberts.

The 113th justice of the Supreme Court, Gorsuch becomes the ninth justice on the current court, which has had a vacancy since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly on Feb. 13, 2016.

Gorsuch was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump in January and was confirmed by then Senate on a 54-45 vote on April 7.

Later Monday morning, Gorsuch participated in a public swearing-in ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House. That ceremony, where Gorsuch took the judicial oath, was performed by Justice Anthony Kennedy — one of the justices for whom Gorsuch clerked after law school.

The ceremony also gave Trump a chance to take a bit of a victory lap — he noted that Gorsuch’s decisions on the Supreme Court will “protect our Constitution” today and “for many generations of Americans to come.” Trump also highlighted that Gorsuch’s confirmation came in the first 100 days of his presidency.

Gorsuch’s nomination and confirmation followed the Senate Republican leadership’s unwillingness to consider President Obama’s 2016 nominee for the job, Judge Merrick Garland.

Trump’s nominee faced his own difficulty, the subject of a successful filibuster by Senate Democrats on April 6. In response, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — backed by his fellow Republicans — changed the rules of the Senate so that only a simple majority is required to close debate on Supreme Court nominees.

Now that Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court, he will not have the slow summer months to get up to speed. Instead, he will be able to attend his first conference — the private meeting when the justices consider petitions asking the court to hear cases — on Thursday. He will be able to sit for his first arguments next Monday, April 17.