Merrick Garland Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Merrick Garland, 最高法院 nominee and former chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

个人

生日: 十一月 13, 1952
出生地: 芝加哥, 伊利诺伊州
    出生时的名字: Merrick Brian Garland
    父亲: Cyril Garland, founder of an advertising agency
    母亲: 雪莉 (Horwitz) Garland, community volunteer
    婚姻: Lynn (Rosenman) Garland (1987-当下)
    小孩儿: Jessica, 1992; Rebecca, 1990
    教育: 哈佛大学, A.B., 1974, graduated summa cum laude; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977, graduated magna cum laude
    Religion: 犹太人

    其他事实

    Garland supervised the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and oversaw the prosecution of Timothy McVeigh. He also led the investigations of the 1996 Olympics bombing in Atlanta and the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.
    He paid for law school by working in a shoe store, selling his comic books and tutoring undergraduates.
    He was a candidate for the Supreme Court twice before 奥巴马总统 nominated him, considered for seats ultimately filled by 埃琳娜·卡根(Elena Kagan)Sonia Sotomayor.
    Tutors elementary school children in reading and math.

    时间线

    1977-1978 – Clerks for Second Circuit Judge Henry Friendly.
    1978-1979 – Clerks for US Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan.
    1979-1981 – Special Assistant to the Attorney General.
    1981-1989 – Joins the law firm Arnold & Porter as an associate and is promoted to partner in 1985.
    1989-1992 – Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
    1992-1993 – Returns to Arnold & Porter as partner.
    1993-1994 – Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.
    1994-1997 – Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General.
    1997-当下 – Appointed by President Bill Clinton, Garland serves on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. It took more than a year for Garland to be confirmed in the Senate, as lawmakers questioned whether the vacant seat on the court should be filled at all.
    2013 – Becomes chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
    游行 16, 2016 – 奥巴马 nominates Garland to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. 几个月, Senate Republicans refuse to hold confirmation hearings.
      一月 3, 2017 – Garland’s nomination expires. He returns to his position as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
      二月 13, 2020 – Garland steps down as chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Sri Srinivasan takes over as chief judge.

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