Senator Durbin Statement on Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)--March 17, 2016.  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the President’s nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court:

I applaud President Obama’s decision to nominate Chief Judge Merrick Garland.

Judge Garland is an outstanding attorney and jurist with an admirable list of accomplishments. Born in Chicago and raised in Lincolnwood, Illinois, he received undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard and clerked for Judge Henry J. Friendly on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice William Brennan on the Supreme . . .

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