- Jeffrey Bellin: Merrick Garland nomination surprisingly non-partisan; he's highly regarded unifier, has long drawn praise from right, left
- He says toxic environment notwithstanding, his confirmation poses little risk for either party and holds great promise for the nation
Jeffrey Bellin is a professor at William & Mary Law School and a former law clerk to Merrick Garland. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Wednesday's nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court was shockingly nonpartisan. Nominees are supposed to energize the President's political base. Garland, an open-minded moderate, won't. Nominees are supposed to be young. The 63-year-old Garland isn't. (Sorry, Judge.)