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Live updates: President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016

Judge Merrick B. Garland speaks as President Obama looks on in the Rose Garden. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to the Supreme Court. This nomination is expected to kick off a heated battle on Capitol Hill, as GOP lawmakers have already made clear they will not consider the president’s selection.