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President Obama Picks ‘Centrist’ Judge To Fill Vacant Supreme Court Seat

Judge Merrick Garland has won bipartisan praise in the past but that might not even merit him a Senate confirmation hearing this presidential election year. The 63-year-old Chicagoan—as both he and President Barack Obama pointed out—is currently the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which Obama said is often regarded as “The Second-Highest Court In The Land.” Legal observers have called Garland a "centrist" and a "moderate" jurist.