U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is increasingly pessimistic about Merrick Garland being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the high court earlier this year. But the GOP-controlled Senate has refused to hold hearings, making it increasingly likely that the next president will make the selection.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, McCaskill said it may not be practically possible to consider Garland’s nomination after the presidential election.

Claire McCaskill
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Approximately one in five undergraduate women has been the victim of attempted or completed sexual violence during college, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But fewer than 5% of rape victims attending college report their attack to law enforcement, according to the most recent report conducted by the Department of Justice.

It was numbers such as those that got Sen. Claire McCaskill’s attention.

Newscast for Friday, July 20, 2012

Jul 20, 2012
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