President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to be the nation's 113th Supreme Court justice, choosing a candidate who's widely seen as a moderate motivated by legal propriety as opposed to political point scoring.
Republican leaders, however, held to their refusal to consider any nominee, stating the seat should be filled by the next president after this year's election.
"The American people will have a voice," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Previously: Obama to make Supreme Court nomination as early as today (Mar. 16 2016)
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