Merrick Garland Confirmed As Attorney General

Law360 (March 10, 2021, 2:50 PM EST) -- Judge Merrick B. Garland was officially confirmed as U.S. attorney general on Wednesday, taking the reins of the U.S. Department of Justice with an ambitious agenda that includes restoring its nonpartisan reputation, combating violent extremism and reinvigorating civil rights enforcement.

Judge Merrick Garland, shown here on Feb. 22, was officially confirmed as U.S. attorney general on Wednesday. (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call Inc via Getty Images) Garland was confirmed 70-30, with 20 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The vote, which comes five years after Republicans foiled Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, sets the stage for an expected uptick in white collar...

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