Washington Week

Showdown over Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Special | 21m 14s

President Obama nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia last month, but Senate Republicans have vowed not to hold hearings or vote on his nomination. NBC's Pete Williams examines Garland's background and the potential ideological shift on the Court.

Aired: 03/18/16

Rating: NR

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