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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Harvard Law School students Vaidya Gullapalli (left) and Kristin Small protest the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and the presence of military recruiters on campus in Cambridge, Mass., in 2005. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden, President Obama and Solicitor General Elena Kagan walk into the East Room before Obama announced Kagan as his choice to be the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice on Monday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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