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REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama announces Judge Merrick Garland (R) of the United States Court of Appeals as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington March 16, 2016.

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Why Republicans may regret spurning the opportunity to confirm Judge Merrick Garland

March 17, 2016, Russell Wheeler

The president’s choice to fill the vacancy created by the February 13 death of Justice Antonin Scalia injects into the already-noxious replacement battle a highly respected, experienced judge who has won high bi-partisan praise in earlier years. In this post, Russell Wheeler argues the GOP may regret missing the opportunity to confirm Judge Merrick Garland.

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