CNN’s Toobin on Garland: ‘Certainly No One in the U.S. More Qualified’
"He really does. You know, Merrick Garland is not well-known in the United States but he's very well-known in the Washington legal community and in the broader community that follows these sorts of issues. And the one thing that you can see about this nomination is that it really does take the issue of qualifications off the table. There is certainly no one in the United States more qualified to be on the Supreme Court than Merrick Garland. The question is, politically, does he offer the president anything in particular as we head into this election season and is there anything about his nomination that will get the Republicans off their position of no hearing, no vote. That seems unlikely to me but certainly when it comes to Garland's qualifications himself, you know, it is really a close question."