Obama Taps Merrick Garland As Supreme Court Nominee

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Despite a near-unified opposition effort by Senate Republicans, President Barack Obama named Chief Washington D.C. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee for the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice today. We were joined by legal scholars Randy Barnett and Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the nomination, its chances of success and the President's election year logic.


Randy Barnett, professor at Georgetown Law School and director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution. Senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Author of the upcoming book, "Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We The People." (@RandyEBarnett)

Jeffrey Rosen, professor at George Washington University Law School. Contributing editor at the Atlantic. President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. (@RosenJeffrey)

This segment aired on March 16, 2016.


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