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Protesters dressed as characters from The Handmaid's Tale outside the confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Many considered Brett Kavanaugh the front-runner to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, even before Kennedy announced his retirement. Despite his credentials, Kavanaugh still met resistance within Trump world. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in as a federal judge by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in 2006. President George W. Bush looks on. Kavanaugh is Trump's pick to replace Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh (left) speaks in 2006, when he was a nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. With him is then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights supporters and opponents protest outside the Supreme Court last year. The issue of abortion will spark millions of dollars in spending on advocacy for and against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lifetime Investment: Big Money Pours Into Supreme Court Battle

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The Supreme Court term that just concluded was a small taste of what is to come. In all, 13 of the cases decided by a liberal-conservative split, Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the fifth and deciding conservative vote. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump's travel ban. The court's majority ruled the ban is "squarely within the scope of Presidential authority under the INA,'" referring to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Joseph and Maria Caruso vote inside the Early Vote Center in downtown Minneapolis on Oct. 5, 2016. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Minnesota law that prohibited voters from wearing politically themed items inside polling places. Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Delivers TKO Win On Political Apparel Ban

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People rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio's voter roll purges in January. The court upheld the controversial law Monday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Ohio Voter-Purge Law

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Frustrated Supreme Court Looks For A Solution To Partisan Gerrymandering

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Immigrants suspected of being in the U.S. illegally are transferred to be processed at the Tucson sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Arizona in 2016. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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A man with a set of maps heads to a federal courthouse in San Antonio last year for a redistricting trial. Texas is one of three states with cases in redistricting before the Supreme Court. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Chief Justice John Roberts stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in June, following new Associate Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch investiture ceremony, a ceremony to mark his ascension to the bench. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In this March 10, 2014, photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Brennan Linsley/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court To Open A Whirlwind Term

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People arrive at John F. Kennedy international airport following an announcement by the Supreme Court that it will take President Donald Trump's travel ban case later in the year on Monday in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Close Family Ties, Job Offers Considered 'Bona Fide' As Trump Travel Ban Takes Effect

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Maria Guadalupe Guereca, 60, visits the grave of her son Sergio Hernandez Guereca at the Jardines del Recuerdo cemetery in Juarez, Mexico, earlier this year. Her son was shot by a U.S. agent across the border in 2010. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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