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Young joins Braun in support of SCOTUS nominee vote before election

Indiana Sen. Todd Young on Tuesday joined fellow Republican Sen. Mike Braun in supporting the Senate taking a confirmation vote on a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election. Like Braun, Young also signaled support for 7th Circuit Judge and Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett as Ginsburg’s successor.

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Braun supports vote on Supreme Court nominee before November

Indiana Sen. Mike Braun said Tuesday that he supports the Senate taking a confirmation vote on a nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election. Braun also urged President Donald Trump to tap 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and University of Notre Dame Law School professor Amy Coney Barrett.

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After meeting 7th Circuit’s Barrett, Trump vows SCOTUS pick by weekend

President Donald Trump met Monday with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House as the conservative jurist and University of Notre Dame law professor emerged as a favorite to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. The developments portend a monumental Senate confirmation fight over objections from Democrats it’s too close to the November election.

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Rallies at Statehouse show divide over Roe still wide after 46 years

On the 46th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, supporters and opponents scheduled rallies at the Indiana Statehouse, underscoring the deep divide over the ruling that remains more than four decades later. Advocates of reproductive rights gathered on the fourth floor of the Statehouse Tuesday to begin their push for Senate Bill 589, while Indiana Right to Life had a rally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. 

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Judges, lawyers bemoan political nature of Kavanaugh hearings

Ask any constitutional scholar whether the process of confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court played out as was constitutionally intended, and the answer will likely be “no.” Federal judges and practicing lawyers agree: regardless of your politics, the animosity that exploded in the Senate over the last month was not what the Framers had in mind.

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