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Remarks by the President Announcing Judge Merrick Garland as His Nominee to the Supreme Court In the Rose Garden

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Everybody, please have a seat. Of the many powers and responsibilities that the Constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice -- particularly one to succeed Justice Scalia, one of the most influential jurists of our time. The men and women who sit on the Supreme Court are the final arbiters of American law.  They safeg ...

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