Merrick Garland

Obama nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

KONFRONTASI-US President Barack Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, an appellate court judge and former prosecutor, to the Supreme Court.

In an address from the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday, Obama emphasised Garland's readiness for the job and history of support from both Republicans and Democrats.

"He has earned respect and admiration from both sides of the aisle," Obama said, praising Garland for his "decency, integrity and even-handedness."