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Obama May Be Giving Up on Garland for Supreme Court

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By    |   Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 09:22 AM

President Obama appears to have given up on his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court.

According to The Washington Post, Obama singled him out at the White House Hanukkah party on Wednesday, which was also attended by justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer.

"We've got one of the country's finest jurists, who I happened to have nominated to the Supreme Court and who's going to continue to serve our country with distinction as the chief judge on the D.C. circuit, Merrick Garland is here," Obama said.

Even though the fight to get Garland on the Supreme Court appeared to have been over for some time, Obama has never withdrawn his nomination, the newspaper notes.

Garland was picked by Obama to fill the seat on the high court that was vacated when Justice Antonin Scalia died in February.

Senate Republicans fought against the Garland nomination, claiming it should be up to the next president to make the appointment.

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name his pick for the court sometime around Inauguration Day, the Washington Examiner reports.

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