President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland As His Supreme Court Nominee

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, receives applauds from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In spite of the backlash from The Republican President Barrack Obama Congressmen, has nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Conservative Judge, Antonio Scalia, who passed on in the Supreme Court.

Merrick Garland, who is the Chief Judge of the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was always going to be President Barack Obama’s first choice as he his credentials fits the bills.

Like five current justices as well as the late Antonin Scalia, who he would replace, Garland attended Harvard Law School. Like Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor, he’s a former prosecutor. Like Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he comes from the powerful D.C. Circuit court.

However, it is believed that Pres. Obama’s choice is meant to pacify the GOP as he opted against electing a minority to the Supreme Court, but it remains to be seen if this political move will pay off.

 

 

 

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