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Chief Judge Merrick Garland, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / NLJ

If the young Merrick Garland had not edited a law review article written by the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. in 1977, he might not have clerked for Brennan and might have pursued a different path than the one that led him to be an appellate judge and Supreme Court nominee.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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