SCOTUS nominee Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, left, with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(This story originally appeared on Benefits Pro’s sister publication National Law Journal.)

Merrick Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and a former U.S. Justice Department lawyer who led the investigation of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, was nominated Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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