Merrick Garland : The New Associate Justice for the US Supreme Court
Federal Demands Court Judge Merrick Garland is the US President Barack Obama's select to fill the Supreme Court seat left unoccupied by the delayed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Officially, Obama's officially named Garland as a Supreme Court candidate Wednesday as they stood before the media and a huge gathering of people in the Rose Garden at the White House.
Addressing the rejection by Republican leaders in the council to judge a Supreme Court nominee, Obama said that in Garland, he had selected "a serious man and a perfect judge."
In the discussion, he added that in the Supreme Court vacancies — the present one, as well as previous openings — "the one name that has come up constantly — from Republicans and Democrats similarly — is Merrick Garland."
Judge Garland, 63, a renowned person in Washington legal circles who has drawn admiration from members of both parties. After the introduction section which goes for more than 20 minutes, Garland received a great welcome from the people and discuss with the crowd in the Rose Garden.
According to Garland, “This is the greatest honor of my life, other than Lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago,". He gets emotional when pointing to his wife. “"As my parents taught me by both words and deeds," Garland said. The public service is as simply a gift for an individual who serves as those he is serving. And for me, there could be no privileged public service than providing services as a member of the US Supreme Court."
Once the announcement process was finished, Senate Majority head Mitch McConnell repeated his pledge that the Senate would not get any steps toward verifying an Obama candidate. McConnell's member Republicans in Congress reverberate his comments.
At the end, Obama says "I am fulfilling my constitutional duty. I'm doing my job. I hope that our Senators will do their jobs, and move quickly to consider my nominee."