Published March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON – The White House announced this morning that President Barack Obama will name his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy by the sudden death of Associate Justice Antonio Scalia last month. The announcement will be at the 11:00 a.m. in the Rose Garden.
According to White House officials, President Obama will nominate Merrick B. Garland as the nation’s 113th justice, Merrick B. Garland was born in Chicago, he graduated valedictorian from Harvard College.
President Bill Clinton on September 6, 1995, nominated Garland to the D.C. Circuit seat vacated by Abner J. Mikva. Garland received a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on December 1, 1995. Yet, his nomination languished under the Republican-controlled Senate until after the 1996 election.
Garland is a moderate