It's way above ZiefBrief's paygrade to speculate on whether Judge Merrick Garland will ever be confirmed (or even considered) for a Supreme Court seat.
The best we can do is note that some aspects of the nomination process — those not dependent on the Senate — are moving forward. For example…
This week Judge Garland submitted the usual Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
News stories reporting on the questionnaire include:
- Supreme Court Nominee Garland Submits Paperwork to Senate Judiciary Panel - Wall Street Journal
- White House Sends High-Court Pick's Questionnaire to Senate - Associated Press