epa08922946 (FILE) - Then US Vice President Joe Biden (L), applauds the nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit Merrick Garland (R), during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 16 March 2016 (Reissued 06 January 2021). According to reports on 06 January, President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Merrick Garland to become the next US Attorney General.  EPA/SHAWN THEW