Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. 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.
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. 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. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Barack Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court. 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. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

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