Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 8:38 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland on Wednesday to become the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, aiming to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Here, attorneys tell Law360 what kind of justice they believe Judge Garland could be and the challenges he faces from Senate Republicans.
Scott Balber, Herbert Smith Freehills
"Judge Garland is certainly a highly qualified candidate and a very experienced jurist. He is thoughtful, diligent and pretty much universally well-respected. The judge is generally viewed as moderate on most issues but is considered to be very supportive...
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