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Obama Chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 17, 2016

 President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick B. Garland to be the nation’s 113th Supreme Courtjustice, choosing a centrist appellate judge who could reshape the court for a generation and become the face of a bitter election-year confirmation struggle.

In selecting Judge Garland, 63, a well-known figure in Washington legal circles who has drawn praise from members of both parties, Mr. Obama dared Republican senators to ignore public pressure and make good on their promise to block consideration of any nominee until after the next president is chosen.

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