Obama Nominates 63-Year-Old Merrick Garland For Supreme Court Justice
Garland will have to be approved by a GOP-controlled Senate that has repeatedly said the next president, not Barack Obama, should nominate a justice.By Ryan Biek | March 16, 2016
President Obama named Merrick Garland as his Supreme Court nominee Wednesday.
"Of the many powers and responsibilities that the constitution invest in the presidency few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice," said Obama.
The 63-year-old chief judge in the Washington, D.C., appeals court has 19 years of experience in the U.S. Court of Appeals and reportedly several conservative fans.