By Reenat Sinay (January 6, 2021, 12:26 PM EST) -- President-elect Joe Biden will nominate D.C. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general, tapping a former prosecutor and judicial moderate to lead a U.S. Department of Justice mired in accusations of political interference and internal strife under William Barr.
The pick, confirmed to Law360 by a source familiar with the matter, sets up Garland for possible confirmation as the nation's chief law enforcement officer more than four years after Republicans thwarted his U.S. Supreme Court nomination.
Beating out other rumored top contenders Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and former Deputy AG Sally Yates, Garland's nomination will open the door...
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