It could be a little awkward.
Recounting his family’s battle with persecution, Merrick Garland made an emotional pitch to become the 4th Jewish justice on the nation’s top court.
Garland, who is Jewish, was President Barack Obama’s nominee in 2016 following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
National Council of Jewish Women Nancy K. Kaufman says the Senate has a duty to act on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, and the country will suffer if they fail to do so.
(JTA) — Fifteen Jewish groups joined an interfaith coalition in calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. During a conference call Thursday, 40 national and state religious organizations urged senators to hold a swift hearing and vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland, who is Jewish, to…
Ginsburg said the Senate has an obligation to hold hearings and a vote on the nomination. Garland was nominated in March but the Senate has yet to hold a hearing on his credentials.
President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, will submit a filled-out questionnaire and other information to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to spur a vote on his nomination, the White House said.
Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court selection, failed to persuade Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley during a private meeting on Tuesday to hold confirmation hearings on his nomination.
A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on President Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, bucking Senate Republican leaders who promptly dismissed her call for confirmation hearings.
Merrick Garland’s nomination just might restore the high court to its rightful status as a nerdy hall of intellectual debate rather than a convenient vehicle for partisan advance, Ari Paul writes.