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Who is Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland?

Posted at 10:54 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 12:41:57-04
NAME -- Merrick B. Garland.
 
AGE -- 63.
 
CURRENT POSITION -- Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
 
PROFESSIONAL: Before becoming a judge in 1997, Garland served in the Justice Department as principal associate deputy attorney general and deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. He was a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992 and a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter from 1985 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1993.
 
EDUCATION -- Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
 
OF NOTE -- Garland supervised Justice Department investigations into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.
 

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