Joe Biden taps Merrick Garland as attorney general nominee

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Judge Merrick Garland as his attorney general.

Biden is picking Garland over former Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama and former deputy attorney general Sally Yates, who were also considered front-runners for the post.

Garland, a federal appeals court judge, was nominated by former President Barack Obama in March 2016 as his choice to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court following Antonin Scalia’s death.

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