Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
February 12, 2013
Preceded by David Sentelle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
March 20, 1997
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Abner Mikva
Born Merrick Brian Garland
November 13, 1952 (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s) Lynn Rosenman (m. 1987)
Children Rebecca (b. 1991)
Jessica (b. 1993)
Alma mater Harvard University
Merrick Brian Garland (born November 13, 1952) is an American federal judge who is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He has served on that court since 1997.
A native of the Chicago area, Garland graduated summa cum laude as valedictorian from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
If approved the Supreme Court would then have 4 Jews and 5 Roman Catholics presiding on the court.