Merrick Garland's file

Democrat from Illinois

Merrick Garland currently serves as a chief judge for U.S. Court Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He was first appointed to the court in 1997 by then-President Bill Clinton. President Obama nominated him to fill the seat of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in March.

Recent stories featuring Merrick Garland

What Mitch McConnell said about Supreme Court confirmations in election years

We looked at what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said about Supreme Court nominations in election years in 2016 and 2018.