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March 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Attorney General Garland Sworn In by Vice President Harris

One day after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Attorney General Merrick Garland of Bethesda was sworn in Thursday by Vice President Kamala Harris. He then addressed the 115,000 U.S. Department of Justice employees, the great majority who listened virtually. Garland said he was excited to return to the department, where he has served under […]

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March 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Judge Garland Confirmed as Nation’s 86th Attorney General

Judge Merrick Garland of Bethesda was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday to be the next U.S. Attorney General. He only needed 50 votes but received strong bipartisan support, earning 70 total votes (20 from Republicans) in the 100-member U.S. Senate. The 70 to 30 vote came five years after former Pres. Barack Obama nominated […]

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February 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Garland Introduced by Fellow County Resident Van Hollen at Nomination Hearing

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen of Kensington introduced Judge Merrick Garland of Bethesda to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as proceedings began Monday morning on Garland’s nomination to the post of U.S. Attorney General. During his five minute introduction, Van Hollen referred to Garland as brilliant, kind and someone who “is respected by lawmakers, scholars […]

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January 7, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Biden Picks Bethesda Resident Merrick Garland for Attorney General

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Judge Merrick Garland, a Bethesda resident who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to be his attorney general. The nomination was announced Thursday morning, alongside those for three other senior Justice Department posts. “They will restore the independence of the department so it serves […]

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September 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: ‘It Would Be a Mistake’ to ‘Ram Through’ Supreme Court Nominee Before Election

During an interview for The Texas Tribune Festival Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan weighed in on the debate over filling the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat before the General Election on Nov. 3. “It would be a mistake for the Senate to ram through a nominee before the election on a partisan line […]

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May 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senator Barbara Mikulski Meets with Chief Judge Merrick Garland (PHOTOS)

U.S.Senator Barbara Mikukski met with President Obama’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Judge Merrick Garland on May 11th. See photos, below: PHOTOS |Submitted

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April 8, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

BCC’s The Tattler Hosts Panel Discussion on the Supreme Court (Video)

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC) newspaper, The Tattler organized a panel discussion on the Supreme Court featuring high profile experts. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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April 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

BCC’s Student Newspaper Hosts Panel Discussion on Supreme Court (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

UPDATED Dozens of residents, including parents and students, attended a panel discussion about the Supreme Court controversy hosted by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC) newspaper, The Tattler on Wednesday night. The panel, entitled “Full Court Press: A Town Hall Discussion on the Supreme Court, its vacancy, its reputation and its best path forward,” was organized […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mikulski Calls on Senate to Hold Hearings and Vote on President’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Senate to hold hearings and to vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Read her statement, below: “U.S. President Barack Obama fulfilled his Constitutional duty today in submitting to the Senate his nominee to the Supreme Court, well-respected D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief […]

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March 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Sarbanes Releases Statement on Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

U.S. Representative John Sarbanes has released the following statement today after President Barack Obama nominated federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Garland is an accomplished and highly regarded legal practitioner who has spent much of his career dedicated to public service. With so many important issues before the court […]

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