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Feb 24 2021
“Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence with an initial focus on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch.” (AP News)
The left praises Garland’s commitment to de-politicize the Justice Department.The Flip Side
Jan 08 2021
“President-elect Joe Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge who in 2016 was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court, as his attorney general, two people familiar with the selection process said Wednesday… In picking Garland, Biden is turning to an experienced judge who held senior positions at the Justice Department decades ago, including as aThe Flip Side
Mar 01 2023
Takeaways from Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared before a Senate committee on Wednesday, where he faced a colorful array of questions on everything from the federal investigation into Hunter Biden to the sale of deadly drugs, Taylor Swift tickets and FBI investigations.
Garland’s nearly four-hour-long hearing before the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee marked his first trip toCNN (Online News)
Jan 24 2023
Attorney General Merrick Garland Warns States on 'Reproductive Freedoms'
In a ruling this past June, the U.S. Supreme Court said the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; and it said the authority to regulate abortion resides with "the people and their elected representatives" -- with the states, in other words.
But as state legislatures begin their sessions in this new year, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a warning on Monday: AnyCNSNews.com
Mar 01 2023
Attorney General Merrick Garland will champion Justice Department at Senate hearing - The Boston Globe
Attorney General Merrick Garland will both praise and defend the work of his prosecutors, investigators and other employees during a Senate hearing Wednesday in the face of Republican critics who say that the Justice Department and FBI have become “weaponized” against former President Donald Trump and other conservatives. “Every day, the 115,000 employees of the Justice Department workThe Boston Globe
Nov 19 2021
Resign, Merrick Garland, resign!
Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared before a congressional committee last month to give a reassuring answer to a question no one should have had to ask.
"Like you, I can’t imagine any circumstance in which the PATRIOT Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children,” Garland testified, “nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeledWashington Examiner
Jan 24 2023
Merrick Garland Claims No Double Standard of Justice in Biden’s Classified Doc Scandal
Attorney General Merrick Garland, the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, claimed on Monday his department has not applied a double standard of justice to President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal after reportedly agreeing with Biden’s personal lawyers to hide the scandal from the American people.
“We do not have different rules for Democrats or Republicans, different rulesBreitbart News
Jan 24 2023
Merrick Garland Says DOJ Hasn't Treated Biden Better Than Trump Over Classified Docs
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday denied that the Justice Department has treated President Joe Biden more leniently than former President Donald Trump for mishandling classified documents.
Speaking to a roundtable of his department’s Reproductive Task Force, Garland said the DOJ treats subjects equally, based on a “set of norms and practices.”
“These mean, among otherHuffPost