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Welch Applauds Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

March 16, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, to the Supreme Court of the United States:

“Merrick Garland is a highly respected and exceptionally qualified jurist.  The Senate has an obligation to conduct a fair hearing on his nomination and hold an up or down vote. A failure to do so will undermine the effectiveness of the Supreme Court at a critical juncture in its current term as it considers several important cases.”