Biographical Information on Federal Judge Merrick Garland
Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is seen in an undated handout picture.
In a Rose Garden ceremony Wednesday at the White House, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Merrick B. Garland, 63, to the Supreme Court. The following biographical information was provided by the Associated Press:
NAME - Merrick B. Garland.
AGE - 63.
CURRENT POSITION - Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
PROFESSIONAL: Before becoming a judge in 1997, Garland served in the Justice Department as principal associate deputy attorney general and deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. He was a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992 and a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter from 1985 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1993.
EDUCATION - Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
OF NOTE - Garland supervised Justice Department investigations into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.