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Merrick Garland Among Biden Candidates For Attorney General, Sources Say
Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland is under consideration to serve as attorney general in the administration of President-elect Joe Biden, NPR has learned from two people closely following the process.


More recently, Garland was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, to fill the seat vacated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Despite his qualifications and a history of support from conservatives, Senate Republicans denied Garland even a hearing for the post, and he quietly returned to his job on what's considered the second most important court in the nation.

Confirmation hearings at the Senate may be... interesting.

by Bernard on Sat Nov 21st, 2020 at 09:52:06 AM EST

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