Merrick Garland talks with Jane Mayer
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Merrick B. Garland is the eighty-sixth U.S. Attorney General. Immediately preceding his confirmation, he served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, including seven years as chief judge. Before becoming a federal judge, Attorney General Garland spent much of his professional life at the Justice Department, where he held multiple positions, among them Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, Assistant U.S. Attorney, and special assistant to the Attorney General. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Jane Mayer, The New Yorker’s chief Washington correspondent, has been a staff writer since 1995. Previously, she worked at the Wall Street Journal, where, in 1984, she became the paper’s first female White House correspondent. Her best-sellers “The Dark Side” (about the war on terror) and “Dark Money” (about billionaire political donors) appeared on the Times list of the ten best books of 2008 and of 2016, respectively. Her many honors include a George Polk Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
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