How will Merrick Garland compare if elected?

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - President Barack Obama announced his nomination Wednesday for the vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court.

Chief Judge Merrick Garland is a former prosecutor and he's considered a moderate. He oversaw some of the biggest investigations during the Bill Clinton era, like the Oklahoma City bombing and the Unabomber case.

Garland is also one of Chicago's own, growing up in north suburban Lincolnwood and graduating from Niles West High School in Skokie.

Artemus Ward, professor of political science at Northern Illinois University, joined Good Day Chicago to share his insight into how Garland will compare to the other justices if elected.