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Obama To Nominate Merrick Garland For Supreme Court

Merrick Garland.
Merrick Garland. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Garland, 63, currently serves as the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in 1997 by a 76-23 vote. He became Chief Judge in 2013. 

Senate Republicans have said they will not take action on a nomination to replace conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia, who died in Texas in February, NBC News reported. 

The Obama administration said they will continue with the nomination process, saying the president is fulfilling his constitutional duty, NBC News said. 

Obama will formally make the announcement at 11 a.m.

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