Merrick Garland: In a Minute

PHOTO: Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House after being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, March 16, 2016. PlayKevin Lamarque/Reuters
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Today, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Garland currently serves as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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During his announcement in the Rose Garden, President Obama said of his nominee: "Over my seven years as president, in all my conversations with senators from both parties in which I asked their views on qualified Supreme Court nominees ... the one name that has come up repeatedly from Republicans and Democrats alike is Merrick Garland."

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