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Reports: Obama To Nominate Merrick Garland To Supreme Court

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Steve Guest Media Reporter

President Barack Obama is set to nominate Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, according to reports.

Garland, 63, was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals by Bill Clinton in 1997 and is considered to be a moderate judge.

He attended Harvard University, clerked for the late Justice William Brennan, and has served in the Justice Department and in the private sector.

Garland is set to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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