In 2016, Judge Merrick Garland was President Barack Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court. Five years later, he is President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Justice. Above, Garland stands with Obama and Biden in the Rose Garden after being introduced as Obama’s nominee.

Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, center, stands with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden after being introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Garland, 63, is the chief judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a court whose influence over federal policy and national security matters has made it a proving ground for potential Supreme Court justices.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)