Merrick B. Garland

US Attorney General at United States Department of Justice

Merrick B. Garland

Merrick B. Garland

US Attorney General at United States Department of Justice

Biography

Garland, 63, was considered by President Obama for a previous Supreme Court vacancy. Garland grew up in Chicago and graduated from Harvard Law School.

Garland served several stints in the Justice Department and supervised such major cases as the prosecutions of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and his accomplice, Terry Nichols, and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Garland was appointed to the federal circuit court in April 1997 and became chief judge in February 2013.

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Chief Counsel, United States Attorney's Office to the Southern District of New York at United States Department of Justice

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Deputy Chief Financial Officer at United States Department of Justice

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Chief Human Capital Officer at United States Department of Justice

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Chief Financial Officer at United States Department of Justice

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Acting Executive Director, National Center for Disaster Fraud at United States Department of Justice

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Deputy Chief of Litigation, Organized Crime & Gang Section at United States Department of Justice

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Chief Counsel to the United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York at United States Department of Justice

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Deputy Director & General Counsel, Executive Officer for US Trustees at United States Department of Justice

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Principal Deputy Chief, International Unit, Criminal Division at United States Department of Justice

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Head, Office of Professional Responsibility at United States Department of Justice

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Merrick B. Garland
US Attorney General at United States Department of Justice
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Graduate

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Career History
US Attorney General
2021 - Current

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Chief Judge
1997 - Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (in case citations, D.C. Cir.) known informally as the D.C. Circuit, is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Appeals from the D.C. Circuit, as with all the U.S. Courts of Appeals, are heard on a discretionary basis by the Supreme Court. It should not be confused with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which is limited in jurisdiction by subject matter rather than geography, or with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which is roughly equivalent to a state supreme court in the District of Columbia, established in 1970 to relieve the D.C. Circuit from having to take appeals from the local D.C. trial court.

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