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Shannon Vavra Jan 19, 2017
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Garland is back to his bench

Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

Obama's Supreme Court pick returned to his job Wednesday as the chief judge of the DC circuit appeals court. It had been 11 months, per the AP. This marks the end of a hard battle against Senate Republicans, who refused to hold his confirmation hearings, ultimately blocking his nomination.

On the same bench: Two judges that have been floated as potential Trump picks to fill the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seat.