UPDATE | Jan. 6, 2021 | President-elect Joe Biden reportedly has decided to nominate Merrick Garland to be Attorney General of the United States.
Merrick Garland (68) served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit beginning in 1997. From February 2013 to February 2020, he was Chief Judge on that court. In March 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Garland to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia. The Senate Republican majority, led by Mitch McConnel, refused even to hold a hearing or vote on the nomination, which was made during the last year of Obama’s presidency.
Quotes: “As my parents taught me, by both words and deeds, a life of public services is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he’s serving.” | “My grandparents left the Pale of Settlement at the border of western Russia and Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, fleeing anti-Semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in America.”
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