7 questions about Obama’s Supreme Court nomination

For the third time in his presidency, Barack Obama has named a Supreme Court nominee. His most recent pick: Merrick Garland, chief judge of the federal court of appeals for the D.C. circuit. Garland’s path to the bench is certain to be bumpy. Almost immediately after iconic conservative Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, many Senate Republicans vowed not to meet with, hold hearings about, nor vote on Obama’s nominee, whoever he or she may be. The idea is that the delay could roll over to the next president, who they hope will be a Republican. Obama has said the … >>More
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