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For Merrick Garland, Possible Nominee Status is Nothing New

Merrick Garland has been in this position before.   The last time a seat opened up on the U.S. Supreme Court, in 2010, he was widely considered a top candidate for the job and interviewed with President Barack Obama. But the slot ultimately went to Justice Elena Kagan.   It's not hard to see why Obama might again find the 63-year-old Garland an attractive nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month. He has a reputation as a moderate, which could please...

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