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2015 Fellow Paul Collins is quoted on President Obama's selection for vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court

Paul Collins, a leading expert on the Supreme Court confirmation process, says President Obama's choice to fill vacancy on U.S. Supreme Court is a "safe" decision. Collins also says some liberals will be unhappy with the president’s decision because Garland is a traditional nominee. Collins says he is surprised that the president decided to nominate Garland.

"UMass legal scholar Paul Collins surprised by Obama's Supreme Court pick of Merrick Garland" published by Mass Live on March 16, 2016.