Remarks by President Barack Obama and Judge Merrick Garland as Obama announced the nomination of Garland to the Supreme Court at the White House on March 16, 2016.
THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Everybody, please have a seat.
Of the many powers and responsibilities that the Constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a Supreme Court justice -- particularly one to succeed Justice Scalia, one of the most influential jurists of our time.
The men and women who sit on the Supreme Court are the final arbiters of American law. They safeguard our rights. They ensure that our...