Senate Republican leader: No lame-duck hearing of court pick

In this March 17, 2016, photo, Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, sits during a meeting with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Garland’s record as a judge over nearly two decades indicates he would side more often than not with the Supreme Court’s liberal justices on a range of cases that split the court along ideological lines. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — No Supreme Court hearings, no votes, not during regular business or a postelection lame-duck session, the Senate’s majority leader made clear Sunday.

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