Statement from American Atheists about Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court
Posted on: March 16, 2016
Despite D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Garland’s almost 20 years as a federal judge, his positions on the separation of religion and government, religious exemptions, and on atheists’ equality need clarification. We therefore encourage the entire Senate to fulfill its constitutional duty and proceed with the confirmation process, including open and on-the-record hearings, in order to learn more about Judge Garland’s position on these important issues.