Supreme Court nominee comes with some Indian law experience
President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and his pick comes with some Indian law experience.
Garland is the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears a significant number of Indian law cases. But he's never written a majority opinion in any of the biggest disputes that came before him.
Garland, for example, sat on the panel that decided the infamous tribal labor law case in February 2007. By a unanimous vote, the court ruled that the National Labor Relations Act can be applied to tribal enterprises without infringing on their sovereignty. Tribes today are still fighting to overturn the decision in Congress.