Today, a little more than a month after Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died suddenly while hunting at a Texas ranch, President Obama announced his choice for a replacement. He has chosen Merrick Garland, a D.C Circuit judge well known by most Beltway pols, almost unanimously endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats during previous nominations, a man whose views range from moderate to conservative, appealing to all but the most liberal among us.
This choice by Obama was, by all accounts, deliberate. Republicans are on record singing Garland's praises. They go way back, these guys. Good man! If anyone could get through the gawdawful GOP gantlet this most brilliant choice for SCOTUS would be it.