Obama nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court seat

President Barack Obama officially announced Wednesday his nomination of Merrick Garland for the open Supreme Court seat.

Merrick Garland after his Supreme Court nomination, photo courtesy of NPR

President Obama believes that Judge Garland is “one of America’s sharpest legal minds,” and demanded that he receive a fair hearing. Judge Garland is known as a moderate and has gathered bipartisan support over the years, making him a good candidate for the Supreme Court position.

However, this New York Times article discussed how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell then reiterated the idea that the nomination process should be blocked. Now, only time will tell who will win the “fight” for a hearing.


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