The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF) recently released a report outlining Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s record on civil rights and equalities. According to this article from The International Business Times, the LDF said Garland is “highly qualified to serve as a justice of the Supreme Court,” but they do have some concerns with his past rulings and opinions.
For the past 19 years, Garland has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, but the caseload there has not provided many controversial or “hot” issues. Many groups are calling for more information about Garland and the kinds of decisions he would make. For more information about the NAACP findings, you can read the full report here.