Remember Merrick Garland?
He was the judge that Barack Obama, during his last year as President, attempted – unsuccessfully – to appoint to the Supreme Court.
Well, he’s back.
According to Jordan Williams’ article at thehill.com:
Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland is among the names President-elect Joe Biden is considering to serve as attorney general in his administration, two people closely following the process told NPR.
Garland was thrust into the spotlight in 2016 after he was nominated by former President Obama to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Republicans never held a confirmation hearing for Garland.
Garland was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1997, and served as its chief justice from February 2013 to February 2020.
Interesting possibility. And a very good one, given Judge Garland’s obvious qualifications – not to mention that he is so much better than some of the alternatives that people around Joe Biden might favor.
Plus, there is that “we owe him one” factor being satisfied.
Bottom line: if Merrick Garland is Attorney General in a Biden administration, it would not trouble me at all.