I have to change my view of the judge….
I did NOT know he had experience in the Justice Department before going on the bench….I only viewed him as a judge…
That experience is being aired against him in a Washington Post piece….
The piece voices criticism against Garland for siding with law enforcement in doing his job in the past….In picking him also?….Biden would leave a US Appeals Court slot vacant for Trump to fill….Choosing him (some feel he is owed something for the way the GOPer’s refused his Supreme Court conformation) will probably get the judge confirmed easily with the Republicans but could cause Biden a headache within his own political house…
The piece points out that Sally Yates could get confirmed only if both Goregia US Senate candidates win and the Democrats control the Senate….
It also points out that blacks are not happy with Doug Jones as a choice….
Biden IS in a tough spot on this as has been repeated….
The incoming Attorney General would have deal with their bosses son’s legal issues, clean up the Justice Department, and also deal with the remnants of the Trump admin that has a LOT of loose ends and some criminality that will left over….
But as Garland draws increasingly serious consideration, some defense lawyers and criminal justice reform advocates say they worry Garland’s record on the bench shows he is too deferential to the government and law enforcement — and perhaps would not be as aggressive about implementing the kind of dramatic changes they had hoped for….