Joe Biden Choses Judge Merrick Garland To Be Attorney General Of The United States

Joe Biden intends to nom­i­nate fed­er­al appeals court Judge Merrick Garland, who was once President Barack Obama’s nom­i­nee for the Supreme Court, to serve as the next U.S. attor­ney gen­er­al, a Biden tran­si­tion offi­cial said on Wednesday.

Judge Merrick Garland

Garland serves as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Obama, a Democrat, nom­i­nat­ed him to the Supreme Court while Biden was vice pres­i­dent, but the Republican-con­trolled U.S. Senate refused to hold hear­ings on the nomination.