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Anita Hill speaks onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in October 2018 in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune hide caption

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Anita Hill Reflects On Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Gender Equality Legacy

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins' 2018 vote in favor of President Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been a notable issue for Maine voters. Greg Nash/The Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., says it would be "political hypocrisy" for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to hold a vote before Election Day on any nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Tom Williams/AP hide caption

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Patrick Leahy Says A Vote Now To Replace Ginsburg Would Be 'Political Hypocrisy'

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Illinois Senator Dick Durbin On Filling The Supreme Court Vacancy

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President Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch, his first pick for a spot on the U.S. Supreme Court, on Jan. 31, 2017. The president will likely have the opportunity to name a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A pillow with Ruth Bader Ginsburg's likeness on it sits on a couch inside the office of ActBlue, a Democratic fundraising platform, in Somerville, Mass. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump reacts to the news of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday on the tarmac of Bemidji Regional Airport in Minnesota. Brendan Smialowski /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A crowd gathers at the U.S. Supreme Court to mourn the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Mourners Spontaneously Gather Outside Supreme Court To Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Suzy Margueron (seated, center) who advocates for people with hearing loss, likes to gather with friends in Paris' Luxembourg Gardens. All have transparent masks, but say it's others who should be wearing them too. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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A federal judge has recommended the Justice Department look into the handling of an Iran sanctions case. "With each misstep, the public faith in the criminal justice system further erodes." J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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