A look at Merrick Garland’s background

Merrick Garland, President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, already holds one of the most-important judicial positions in the country. Here is a brief overview of Garland’s background, and some prominent decisions from his career.

The Ides of March: A big history day?

Et tu, Tuesday? March 15 has a special place in history, thanks to William Shakespeare’s use of the “Ides of March” theme in his play, “Julius Caesar.” So what is an Ides and do big historical things really happen then?