Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP
Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden to tap Merrick Garland for US attorney general

  • The pick comes after Democrats appear poised to gain control of the Senate, making the task of finding a replacement for the judge far easier
  • Obama nominated Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016, but he was denied a hearing or vote by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP
Judge Merrick Garland speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in March 2016 after he was nominated to the US Supreme Court by then President Barack Obama. Photo: AFP
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