President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court(13 images)

President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals in the D.C. district, to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is a centrist confirmed to his current post with strong bipartisan support. Obama made the announcement in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

President Barack Obama applauds as he introduces Judge Merrick Garland, his nominee to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant following the death of Antonin Scalia, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 16, 2016. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo
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