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Here are the biggest takeaways from the first day of Merrick Garland's confirmation hearings

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement US appeals court judge Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday at a confirmation hearing for his nomination as US attorney general. Garland enjoys broad, bipartisan support despite the fact that Republicans blocked his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016, and he is widely expected to be confirmed after a floor vote next week.
During his testimony, the jurist emphasized his commitment to staying apolitical, discussed what led him to become a public servant, and spoke at length about systemic racism and the threat of white...
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WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

WATCH: Merrick Garland choked up while discussing his family history and why he wants to be attorney general

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement US appeals court judge Merrick Garland on Monday choked up and became emotional while discussing his motivation for being a public servant.
At Garland's confirmation hearing for attorney general before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey asked the judge to talk about why he wanted to serve in the role.
"One thing you said to me privately particularly motivated me to believe you when you talk about your aspirations," Booker said. "I'm wondering if you can just conclude by talking - answering the question about your motivation and...
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