Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, stands with President Barack Obama as he is introduced as Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Md. lawyers say Supreme Court nominee ‘one smart judge’
President Barack Obama nominated Wednesday federal appellate judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, praising his decency and even-handedness.
Garland, 63, is the chief judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and would fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia's death last month.
Baltimore attorney Steven M. Klepper argued three ...