Garland in a select group: unsuccessful high-court nominees

FILE - In this April 14, 2016, file photo, Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. Garland will soon put on his black judicial robe for the first time in months. The bad news for President Barack Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court is that he’s going back to hearing cases at his old job, not the high court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Merrick Garland will soon put on his black judicial robe for the first time in months. The bad news for President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court is that Garland’s going back to hearing cases at his old job, not the high court.

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