University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, Oct. 11, 1991. Hill is now a professor at Brandeis University. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 1991. Hill is now a professor at Brandeis University. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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Members of the Westboro Baptist Church picket in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Albert Snyder, the father of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, is asking the Supreme Court to protect the right of military families to have peaceful and private funerals. Snyder visited Capitol Hill in May to speak about his case. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the Chicago Cubs' game with the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field, Sept. 14, 2005. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan, today. Steve Petteway/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies June 30 at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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After the Supreme Court overturned Chicago's ban on handguns, lead plaintiff Otis McDonald and the National Rifle Association held a news conference outside the court building. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her husband, Martin Ginsburg, at a Columbia Law School event in 2003, celebrating the 10th anniversary of her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ed Bailey/AP hide caption

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faces questions this week from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which opens hearings on her nomination. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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