For Chief Judge Merrick Garland, the past few years have been far from quiet. He’s been nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, going through the grueling vetting process only to have his nomination blocked and his hopes of a seat on the high court dashed.

After his return to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, he’s handled a full caseload, overseen the creation of committees and protocols on workplace conduct, and still found time to tutor at a D.C. high school.