Is Judge Garland, Called A Centrist, The Supreme Court's Next Swing Vote?06:42
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland is President Obama's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He's pictured in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland is President Obama's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He's pictured in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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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.

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This segment aired on March 17, 2016.

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