Is Judge Garland, Called A Centrist, The Supreme Court's Next Swing Vote?Play
Since President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, details have been coming out about his background. He is a Harvard alumni, was a law clerk, a corporate law partner, a prosecutor and a federal judge.
Democrats and Republicans alike have praised him as a person and a jurist. Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Dahlia Lithwick, who covers the Supreme Court for Slate, about Garland's record as a judge, and where he stands ideologically.
- Dahlia Lithwick, writes about the courts and the law for Slate. She tweets @Dahlialithwick.
This segment aired on March 17, 2016.