Garland Succeeded By Srinivasan As DC Circ. Chief Judge

Law360, Washington (February 12, 2020, 10:33 PM EST) -- Merrick Garland was replaced by Sri Srinivasan on Wednesday as chief judge of the powerful D.C. Circuit after completing a seven-year term marked by widely praised transparency initiatives, a crippling government shutdown and, of course, an unsuccessful nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Garland, who officially completed his term as chief judge on Tuesday, will continue serving on the D.C. Circuit as he has since his appointment by former President Bill Clinton in 1997. He became the chief judge in February 2013 after serving on the court for nearly 16 years.

Judge Garland's successor joined the appeals court bench in...

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