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Monday, March 21, 2016

Political Ads Surround Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland is President Obama's nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He's pictured in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland is President Obama’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He’s pictured in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Republicans continue to oppose holding a hearing for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland. The battle is also being waged on the television airwaves, with a spate of ads on both sides of the issue. Media analyst John Carroll joins Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins with details.

Ads Discussed In This Segment

The pro-campaign reform End Citizens United PAC is running this ad urging GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley to hold a hearing:

GOP advocacy group One Nation has countered with this ad urging Grassley not to hold a hearing:

Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty has a new ad attacking GOP Sen. Pat Toomey for refusing to consider Garland:

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