This will be my last blog post for a iteawhile. President Obama has named me to the U.S. Supreme Court, as a replacement nominee for Judge Merrick Garland, to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland, I’m told, has decided to withdraw his name as a nominee to the Court, in fact of opposition from Senate Republicans.
I’m deeply humbled by the confidence that President Obama has shown in me and will do my best to serve my country well.
The White House will be released a statement soon, but gave me permission to break the news here.
The White House
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I would like to first thank Judge Garland for his outstanding service to our country. Although I am disappointed that the Senate would not consider Judge Garland’s nomination, I know America will continued to be well served with his tenure on the U.S. Court of Appeals.
In his place, I have nominated Attorney Sherwin of Massachusetts. Attorney Sherwin has a long and distinguished career as a Massachusetts litigator and will bring a wealth of experience to the Supreme Court. I am confident that Democrats, Republicans, and Independent alike can agree that he will be a strong addition to the federal judiciary.
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