President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Judge Merrick Garland to serve as his attorney general, multiple sources familiar with the transition told ABC News Wednesday, marking one of Biden’s final and most significant Cabinet appointments prior to his inauguration on Jan. 20. Garland, 68, serves as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and had been nominated to the Supreme Court by former President Barack Obama to fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia. In addition to Garland, Biden is also expected to name former Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco as his deputy attorney general and Vanita Gupta, the former head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice as his assistant attorney general, two sources told ABC News.
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