Regardless of whether one likes or dislikes the so-called 'nuclear-option" used by the U.S. Senate to confirm Neil Gorsuch as the next Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court or not, the filling of this vacancy has been sorely needed for over a year.  It has been over 400 days since the death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.  I blame both Republicans and Democrats for the long, protracted vacancy.  It was appropriate that former President Barack nominate Merrick Garland.  What should have occurred is that the Senate should have taken a vote on the man, even if he was voted down. Then Obama could have nominated another candidate and the Senate could have voted up or down on any subsequent nomination.  Stalling left a bad taste in many people's mouths. On the bright side, although I don't approve of some of President Trump's actions: I do support his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the High Court.  With the swearing-in of Justice Gorsuch, we have a fully-staffed U.S. Supreme Court.  I am hopeful that this will help all three branches of our government function better.   I have high hopes that this Justice will serve many years on the High Bench.  Other Justices, such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is age 84, should consider retiring.  There have been numerous instances of her "falling asleep" during oral arguments.  I feel that is unacceptable in any profession: If you fall asleep once on your job, you might be excused. If you fall asleep repeatedly on your job, you need to be replaced.  I am not criticizing her past dedication to the legal profession, but simply stating the obvious: Everyone reaches a retirement-age sooner or later. Ms. Ginsburg is more of a detriment.  In our fast-paced Society with many delicate or intricate legal-hairs that are split:  it requires ALL Justices to be super vigilant, razor-sharp in their thinking, and have the mental and physical agility necessary to do the job effectively. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada proposed the so-called nuclear-option (a lower threshold for votes ...a simple majority) for lower-court judges to be confirmed. I, for one, am thankful it did to break this logjam.  Now, perhaps the Congress can tend to other aspects of "The People's Business" with this item off the docket.  — James A. Marples, Esbon