NAME — Merrick B. Garland.
AGE — 63.
CURRENT POSITION — Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
PROFESSIONAL: Before becoming a judge in 1997, Garland served in the Justice Department as principal associate deputy attorney general and deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. He was a federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia from 1989 to 1992 and a partner in the law firm of Arnold & Porter from 1985 to 1989 and from 1992 to 1993.
EDUCATION — Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
OF NOTE — Garland supervised Justice Department investigations into the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski.