Barrett, Kirsch scheduled for judiciary committee vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary is scheduled to vote Thursday on Amy Coney Barrett, the nominee to the Indiana seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and on Thomas L. Kirsch II, the nominee for U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, but tradition will likely intervene and cause a delay at least for the judgeship.

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President, Senate move on Indiana nominations

Indiana's legal community got a mixed bag of gifts on Christmas Eve, as one former Hoosier attorney received Senate confirmation for an ambassadorship, a federal prosecutor in Hammond learned he might be promoted, and a Bloomington law professor got what amounts to a lump of coal as senators sent her nearly yearold nomination back to the president for reconsideration.

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