#Merrick Garland

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US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Garland is expected to bring a completely revamped way of leading the justice department
  • He addressed topics like "systematic racism" and "implicit bias" in the US
  • He is expected to be confirmed by the committee by next week

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland.(Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Durbin said that Garland’s nomination will be approved by the committee in a vote to be held next Monday
  • Durbin expects the Senate will confirm the nomination next week
  • The Democrat noted that Republicans have agreed not to delay the committee vote to be held on March 1

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Merrick Garland is currently and appeals court judge in the US (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Merrick Garland made the statements in front of the Senate Justice Committee 
  • He compared the 1995 attacks in Oklahoma City to the US Capitol riots
  • He further committed to keep the Department of Justice free of any political motive

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, is sworn in at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judicary Committee. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Judge Merrick Garland is testifying before the Senate on Monday for his two-day confirmation hearing
  • Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee signalled openness to Garland's nomination
  • Senator John Cornyn said he is “impressed” with Garland’s experience

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Merrick Garland is a judge on the Washington federal appeals court. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Senate Republicans blocked his nomination to the high court in 2016
  • Joe Biden will introduce Garland and other key picks for the Justice Department on Thursday
  • Garland, 68, has had a long career as a private-sector lawyer and a federal prosecutor