Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

by Jordan Fabian  |  published on March 16, 2016

President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to the Supreme Court.

Appearing alongside Garland in the Rose Garden, Obama said few of his presidential responsibilities “are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice, particularly one to succeed Justice [Antonin] Scalia.”

“This is not a responsibility that I take lightly,” the president said, adding he was setting aside “short-term expediency and narrow politics.”

“Today, after completing this exhaustive process, I’ve made my decision,” Obama continued. “I’ve selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of America’s sharpest legal minds but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, even-handedness and excellence.”

“He will ultimately bring that same character to bear on the Supreme Court,” Obama said, noting that he was “uniquely prepared to serve immediately.”

  • used_to_be_a_liberal

    Adhere to the “Biden Law” no appointment in an election year. Remember crazy Joe? you said it.

  • Deanna Sharp

    tough titty Obama you loose because you don’t have the right to steal from ou judges their rights like you have been dong all the time you’ve been in Office they will wind this battle they know hw to put you down in your place thieving is not allowed in judicial judging in case someone forgot to tell you Go judges do your rights and duty and be what has already been declared go back and read what the vice president said some time ago

  • Finder1009

    America does NOT need another liberal Supreme Court Judge to continue to ignore the constitution and attempt to make the laws in the judiciary branch .

  • mike

    He should not be allowed to serve immediately.The next real President must choose a replacement

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