As we mentioned earlier, President Obama has chosen Judge Merrick Garland as his pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Judge Garland is considered to be “pro-cop” by some, which evidently is some sort of new litmus test for Black Lives Matter protesters. Here’s NY Daily News justice writer and Twitchy regular Shaun King:

So, without support from the far left, is Judge Garland’s nomination dead on arrival?

We shall see. Here’s the formal nomination:

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