LCV Statement on President-elect Biden Naming Judge Merrick Garland Attorney General

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to the news that President-elect Biden is expected to name Judge Merrick Garland the next Attorney General the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Biden’s pick of Judge Merrick Garland for Attorney General will restore independence and integrity to the Justice Department — the critical importance of this return to normalcy cannot be overstated. Garland’s decades of fair and even-handed experience on the DC Circuit set him up to prioritize the robust enforcement of our environmental and civil rights laws, protect the fundamental right to vote, fight for environmental justice and seek the fair application of justice as our next Attorney General.”

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