Joe Biden announced the nomination of Merrick Garland as Attorney General soon after the US Parliament’s official seal of victory over the presidential election. Bharatvanshi Vanita Gupta will be Associate Attorney General. Biden said Judge Garland of the federal appellate court and three other attorneys have been elected to senior positions in the Justice Department that will restore the agency’s independence and boost confidence in the rule of law.
Merrick Garland is an experienced judge
Merrick Garland is a veteran judge who held a senior position in the Justice Department decades ago. He also played the role of Supervisor of Prosecutions in the 1995 Oklahoma bombings case. For the top posts in the Department of Justice, Lisa Monaco has been announced to nominate Deputy Attorney General and former head of civil rights in the Department of Justice Bharatvanshi Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General.
Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General
In addition, Christen Clarke has been announced as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Former Senators Doug Jones, D’Ella, and former deputy attorney general Celli Yates were also contenders for attorney general. The selection of two women, Gupta and Clark, with extensive experience in civil rights matters, shows that progressive values will be given priority in the new administration.
Garland will investigate tax against Biden’s son Hunter
Merrick Garland will also face tax-related investigation cases against Biden’s son Hunter if he takes office. He will also have to deal with the questions raised about the functioning of the Department of Justice in previous years. Over the years, the Democratic Party has on several occasions been accused of politicizing the Justice Department.