So what does it mean to be a “moderate” judge? Garland, unlike some of his colleagues, doesn’t make many public speeches or write essays about the law. But in 19 years on the bench, he’s developed an extensive record, writing 329 majority opinions since he joined the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in 1997, according to a National Law Journal review.

In cases that challenged federal agency actions, the government usually won. In criminal cases, prosecutors largely prevailed. Employers facing discrimination claims sometimes won and sometimes lost.

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