The nine Supreme Court justices took their first formal portrait including newly confirmed Justice Neil Gorsuch Thursday.

Gorsuch filled the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia when the Senate confirmed Gorsuch in April. Senate Republicans lowered the vote threshold necessary to confirm high court justices to bypass Democratic obstruction amid a bitter partisan fight over how to fill the vacancy.

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, Thursday. June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated, from left are: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Clarence Thomas and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Standing, from left are: Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

The justices are always seated by seniority; as the newest justice, Gorsuch stands in the back row, to Chief Justice John Robert's farthest left.

The full nine-justice court is in the last month of its term, and a flurry of decisions are expected in the coming weeks.