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Supreme Court Nominations Research Guide

This guide explains the nomination process and suggests resources for further research into the nominations of more recently confirmed Supreme Court Justices.

Nomination of Merrick Garland to Replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

On March 16, 2016, President Obama nominated Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Merrick Garland to fill the seat previously held by Justice Scalia.

The Senate Republicans refused to hold a confirmation hearing and a confirmation vote for Judge Merrick.  His nomination expired on January 3, 2017 at the close of the 114th Congress. 

Biographies of Merrick Garland

Nomination to be Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

Publications by Judge Garland

Book Chapter


Opinions from Judge Garland

  • Selected opinions from Judge Garland, as compiled by the Merrick Garland Project of the N.Y.U. Law Review
  • Selected dissents and concurrences from Judge Garland, as compiled by the Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice

Speeches and Remarks by Judge Garland

Other Resources