Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey Will Meet with Nominee Garland

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Toomey Will Meet with Nominee Garland

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Judge Merrick Garland will get a meeting with Sen. Pat Toomey. But it probably won't be a long one.

Mr. Toomey, R-Pa, said on Wednesday he would meet with Judge Garland, who has been nominated by President Obama to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, out of courtesy to both Judge Garland and the president. But Mr. Toomey, who faces a re-election challenge in the fall, said in a statement to not expect much else.

"The vacancy left by Justice Scalia's passing will not be filled until after the American people weigh in and select a new president, and I believe that is the best approach for deciding whether to alter the balance of the Supreme Court," Mr. Toomey said in the statement. "I plan on making that clear to Judge Garland when I meet with him. …

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