Update (10:42 AM ET): Reports are coming in that Obama has selected Merrick Garland, with an official announcement here in a few minutes. Activists are noting his “tough on crime” policies, in light of recent push for reform on those issues:
At moment of BLM protests and criminal justice reform, black president nominates tough-on-crime man to SCOTUS. https://t.co/BgHgbkfDhP
— David Menschel (@davidminpdx) March 16, 2016
A little over a month after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama is now set to name his nomination for replacement at 11 ET. According to Reuters, Obama’s short list contains Sri Srinivasan and Merrick B. Garland. Both men are federal appellate judges.
This is sure to be a tough fight for President Obama , and the White House has launched a very pointed Twitter account this morning ahead of the nomination:
— SCOTUS Nom (NARA) (@SCOTUSnom) March 16, 2016
We will update the post once the nominee is announced.
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