Obama Selects Merrick Garland as Supreme Court Nominee

obama1President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge widely viewed as a centrist, to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant last month by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

But a political storm was building at the U.S. Capitol, where the Republican-controlled Senate has insisted it will not meet with or hold a vote on Obama’s nominee to the high court. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.