Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2016

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland As a Supreme Court justice


United States President has announced on Wednesday Merrick B. Garland 113th Supreme Court justice for America by electing a centrist appellate judge aimed reform at the court for a generation as well to handle bitter election-year confirmation effort.


The 63-year-old Garland has been working as the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit for months, while one of the famous personalities in Washington.

Garland has attained huge praise from both Republicans and Democrats for honest duties though considered eligible for the Supreme Court justice hence Obama bravely announced his name by replacing long-serving conservative Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away on 13 February.


The United States authorities determined to take rapid action hence declared Garland’s name for this post for Senate confirmation.

Now the administration has set all to dispatch Garland to Capitol Hill on Thursday where he will be teaming up with Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont who is the senior Judiciary Committee Democrat afterward with Nevada’s Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.

Obama and its senior officials took the sudden decision and now Garland has become lifetime appointment to the high court needs Senate confirmation.

However, the United States president decision to appoint 113th Supreme Court justice has also raised so many questions by private groups that will effort to advance or kill the nomination.

Nevertheless, US president Obama described a fair hearing will be given Garland by Republican senators, added if failing to carry out so “will not only be an abdication of the Senate’s constitutional duty” because it will point out a procedure for nominating and confirming judges that is away from repair.

On other side, an objection came from National Rifle Association Executive Director Chris Cox who described indicating Merrick Garland’s judicial record that he doesn’t deserve for the job even doesn’t respect our fundamental.