May , 2018

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NEW YORK – National Urban League President Marc H. Morial congratulated Merrick Garland, Chief Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, on his nomination to the US Supreme Court and called upon the Senate to act swiftly to confirm the appointment.

“There is far too much at stake to leave the Court hobbled while some senators engage in political gamesmanship,” Morial said. “There is absolutely no question about the Constitutional duty of the Senate and the urgency to ensure the Supreme Court is able to fulfill its critical functions.”

Morial noted that Garland  has served with distinction on the Court of Appeals and as a private lawyer and prosecutor, and is held in high regard by both peers and observers alike.

“I look forward to the confirmation process and learning in greater detail about Judge Garland’s record, particularly in regard to civil rights and social justice matters,” Morial said.

“For nearly a century and a half, the Senate has managed to transcend partisanship to fulfill its constitutional responsibility to “advise and consent,” Morial said. “I have faith that the Senate will recognize the ultimate destructiveness of the path some senators have chosen and return to the normal practice of holding a hearing and a confirmation vote for Judge Garland.”

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