Time winding down for White House to fill Kanne vacancy

The Indiana seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals left vacant by the sudden death of Judge Michael Kanne gives the Biden administration the opportunity to flip the seat. But with Republicans largely expected to win back the Senate in November, the time needed to select, nominate and confirm a judge by the end of this year is rapidly slipping away.

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7th Circuit affirms restrictions on absentee voting; judge stays injunction in noon deadline case

The effort to allow all Hoosiers to vote by absentee ballot in the November presidential election has been blocked by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals which, in an echo of the state’s argument, found Election Day is too close to make any changes now. In a separate case, a judge temporarily stayed pending appeal an order blocking an Indiana law that requires absentee ballots be received by noon to be counted.

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