Obama Audaciously Nominates Far Left Judge to Replace Conservative Icon Scalia

mrckgrlndPresident Obama has nominated a very far left-wing judge to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Merrick Garland, who is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has staked out some pretty radical positions during his tenure there. In the past, when one of the SCOTUS justices has retired or passed on, generally their replacement has been someone with a similar judicial philosophy, not the polar opposite.

With a background as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and a partner in a private law firm, Garland left virtually no trail for years revealing his political inclinations and judicial philosophy. So when President Clinton nominated him to the D.C. appeals court in 1995, no one opposed him for partisan reasons, although his confirmation was delayed until 1997 due to objections over adding an eleventh position to that court.

But there were some subtle warning signs. From 1978 to 1979, he served as a law clerk for William J. Brennan, Jr., one of the most left-wing SCOTUS justices in history. There are other unsubstantiated rumors floating around, including that he supports partial-birth abortion, but The Stream has thus far been unable to independently verify either claim.

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