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Supreme Court Nominee Once Defended H.O.R. Stenographer


In the mid-’80s, as a young lawyer at a big D.C. law firm, Merrick Garland helped represent the first black stenographer at the House of Representatives, who sued Congress for what she said was her racially-motivated firing. Now Garland, who was nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court by President Obama last week, is locked in another battle with Congress. Senate Republicans have vowed not to vote on his nomination; he and the White House are starting a campaign to change their minds. While most of Garland’s legal career was in prosecution or defending corporate clients, his work representing Betty G. Browning, the stenographer, shows... MORE

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