In his opening statement, Garland says he will make civil rights, confronting "extremist attacks", and upholding the independence of the Department of Justice some of his top priorities.
In an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, Garland also said that enforcing equal justice for people of colour remains an incomplete and "urgent" task, 150 years after the Justice Department was founded following the Civil War.
Minorities still face discrimination in housing, education and the jobs market, and suffer more than others the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, Garland said in his statement.
US President Joe Biden's attorney general nominee pledged yesterday to depoliticise the Justice Department and to vigorously prosecute the Donald Trump supporters who attacked the US Capitol.
Garland, a former top Justice official who last served during the Clinton administration, said he would reaffirm policies that he described as the foundation of the agency, including standards that "protect the independence of the department from partisan influence in law enforcement investigations; that strictly regulate communications with the White House". Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, nominated him to the Supreme Court in 2016, but the Republican-controlled Senate at the time refused to hold hearings on the nomination. He is known for earlier work at the Justice Department, where he oversaw the prosecution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and lone wolf bomber Ted Kaczynski, widely known as the "Unabomber".
"That mission remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice". "If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 - a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy: the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government".
In testimony prepared for his confirmation hearing tomorrow and Tuesday, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland indicated he wants to remove the taint of political interference left on the department by Trump. The group included 61 former federal judges, as well as over 150 former USA attorneys and senior DOJ officials, including former Attorneys General Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and Michael Mukasey.
Michael Mukasey and Alberto Gonzales, who both served as attorneys general in the George W. Bush administration, were among more than 150 former Justice officials and USA attorneys who lauded the federal appeals court judge as "the right person" for a hard job following the tumult of the Trump administration.
Garland got a boost Friday when four former attorneys general, including two Republicans, were among bipartisan groups of Justice Department alums and former federal judges who announced for the nominee. Before he was a judge, he served within the ranks at the Justice Department as an assistant US attorney in Washington, D.C., deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division, and as principal associate deputy attorney general. He graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude in 1974 and Harvard Law School magna cum laude in 1977.
Cruz said he had planned to stay through the weekend, but had second thoughts "almost the moment I sat down on the plane". Cruz ironically referenced that history while flying to Mexico as millions of Texans faced unprecedented power outages.
Selon le service européen de surveillance de l'atmosphère Copernicus, un nuage de poussières sahariennes va survoler l'Europe . Un ciel orangé avait recouvert une partie du sud de la France, ramenant du sable du Sahara jusqu'à Lyon ou Grenoble.
Yes, there is a possible third wave coming, but we're in a much different situation than the first or second waves. Kurji said his public health unit is concerned about the mental health and economic impacts of the lockdown.
One fear was that other nations would follow America in abandoning the climate fight, but none did, Ms Figueres said. John Kerry, President Joe Biden's administration's climate envoy, sounded the alarm on an upcoming climate crisis .
However, Osaka was hoping that Stefanos Tsitsipas would be taking on Djokovic, but he was dumped out in the semi-finals. And he will meet another Russian in the final in Medvedev - a man who beat him at the ATP Finals past year .
Pino said that since the breach, they've added more security cameras at the Orange County Convention Center. India has administered COVID-19 vaccination to 1,01,88,007 people so far as per the MoHFW dashboard.
When he announced the program on January 29, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the cost would exceed $2,000 per person. The Acclaim and Marriot hotels are authorized in Calgary and there are four approved hotels in both Ontario and Quebec.
CPAC is one of the largest annual gatherings of political conservatives - one that trump regularly participates in and enjoys. He has also been stripped off his accounts on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
Brady can shift the spins and speeds on her serve and shots and will use her variation to unsettle the flatter-hitting Osaka. Osaka has a ideal 3-0 record in the finals of Majors, and starts as a heavy favorite to extend that against Brady.
Selon un bilan provisoire de la police autonome catalane, au moins neuf personnes ont été blessées et 29 ont été arrêtées. En Catalogne, la police régionale a interpellé 33 personnes, dont dix à Barcelone et 14 à Lérida.
Woman alleges rape in Australian parliament
She said Ms Higgins was courageous in coming forward after she was left to choose between seeking justice and keeping her job. Mr Morrison has denied being aware of Ms Higgins' complaint until it made headlines on major news networks earlier this week.
3 dead in shooting at gun store in New Orleans
He said there were multiple shooters in all and investigators had just begun trying to piece together what happened. Lopinto said the investigation was continuing as authorities tried to determined details of what happened.
Biden lays out foreign policy priorities at Munich summit
President Joe Biden has called on partners to stand up for Ukraine, which has been suffering against Russian aggression. As of Friday, the US will officially be a party to the Paris climate accord again, the administration official said.