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Judge Merrick Garland is nominated to the Supreme Court

Merrick Garland

President Obama announces his Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, right, in the Rose Garden at the White House on Wednesday.

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Merrick Garland

Judge Merrick Garland, shown in 2008, is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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Merrick Garland

Chief Judge Merrick Garland, shown in 2013, has been seen as a potential Supreme Court nominee since the late 1990s.

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Merrick Garland

In 1995, Merrick Garland, then the principal assistant to the deputy attorney general, meets at the  Justice Department with U.S. Deputy Atty. Gen. Jamie Gorelick, center, and counsel Amy Jeffress.

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