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The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Garland is the chief justice for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices.

Garland was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in 1997 with backing from a majority in both parties, including seven current Republicans senators.
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RCDfan1950
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Judge Napolitano on Fox giving the guy a thumbs up. Says he's a straight shooter, not in the mold of Kagan/Sotomayor.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Are only Catholics and Jews allowed on the court nowdays?


RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
I don't like the way he is looking at me. No vote


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Lumping Kagan in with Sotomayor is rude to Kagan. But I would otherwise agree.

2A still makes me nervous, of course. Plus I don't like his agency deference in an era where agencies are acting as fringe advocate groups.


Mo Jeaux
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Are only Catholics and Jews allowed on the court nowdays?



It really is odd.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Are only Catholics and Jews allowed on the court nowdays?




Can't trust heathens with real power.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Judge Napolitano




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arseinclarse
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in 1997 with backing from a majority in both parties, including seven current Republicans senators.


mf'n term limits. It's been almost 20 years.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Judge Napolitano on Fox giving the guy a thumbs up. Says he's a straight shooter, not in the mold of Kagan/Sotomayor.


100% gurantee that you should disregard this post
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Pettifogger
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
For who, senators or circuit judges?


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the longest serving Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, offered his own thoughts on who President Obama should nominate to fill the seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last week. “[Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man,” Hatch told the conservative news site Newsmax, before adding that “he probably won’t do that because this appointment is about the election. So I’m pretty sure he’ll name someone the [liberal Democratic base] wants.”

On Wednesday, the president reportedly plans to call Hatch’s bluff. Multiple sources report that the president will announce his nomination of Garland, the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to fill Scalia’s seat.
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
I love when this board talks itself into posting random opinion as a fact that only stupid people disagree with.

That guy doesn't look female or Indian to me.

Everyone furiously googling since their Sri data is now useless.
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Seems moderate but he trends liberal when it comes to gun control.

Otherwise, he's solid. I'm a big fan of moderate SC candidates.


Langston
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Anyone want to wager on whether or not the pub's cave to Obama again?


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
The National Review has called foul on the claim that Garland is a tried and true moderate justice, though. The claim is based off of Garland's record regarding gun control in which the judge voted to pave the way for stricter gun laws in D.C. Garland's decision marked a major turning point in restrictions that would prevent gun ownership for those seeking handguns as protective tools for self-defense.

Given the fact that Obama is looking to making sweeping changes when it comes to gun control, this point may count in Garland's favor. It's certainly one of the few liberal stances he's shown in his illustrious career, pointing to the fact that Garland is primarily a moderate when his cumulative rulings and opinions are taken into consideration.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Maybe this is Obama hedging his bets.

If he thought Hillary would win, he may as well nominate a liberal. A moderate is a hedge and indicates that he may lack confidence in Clinton.


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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
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straight shooter,


that's great and unfortunately has very little to do with being even a competent (which is not the threshold to sit on the USSC) protector of the United States Constitution.


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Pettifogger
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re: The new nominee for the USSC will be Merrick Garland
Is there anything Garland has done on 2A except for voting to rehear the DC law en banc?

Because while I agree that give me some pause, it is far from staking out an anti 2A position.


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