Biden Taps Merrick Garland, Obama Supreme Court Nominee, As Attorney General Pick

Judge Merrick Garland made headlines in 2016 after Senate Republicans blocked his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court in the last year of Barack Obama’s second term. On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden appointed Judge Garland as the next U.S. Attorney General. Garland has largely been considered a centrist throughout his time in the courts. Experts believe that Garland’s appointment is the first step to depoliticize the Justice Department after accusations that the department has been increasingly used for Donald Trump’s personal gain under former Attorney General William Barr.  Garland’s…

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