Obama nominates Merrick Garland for Supreme Court

Barack Obama announcing the Supreme Court nomination on March 16, 2016. (Screen capture: YouTube/WH.gov)
Barack Obama announcing the Supreme Court nomination on March 16, 2016. (Screen capture: YouTube/WH.gov)

US President Barack Obama announces he is nominating Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

He praises his public service and says he consulted with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle before making the pick.

If confirmed, Garland will become the fourth Jewish judge on the court.

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