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Brett Kavanaugh, seen here during his confirmation hearing early last month, has served on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for 12 years. His tenure there offers some clues to how he'll handle the most controversial questions before the Supreme Court. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., participate in an executive business meeting in April. A party-line vote by the committee on Thursday advanced the judicial nomination of Brett Talley despite his lack of trial experience. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Judicial nominee John Bush was challenged by senators about his conservative views during a committee hearing but ultimately confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP hide caption

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President Trump has a large number of judicial vacancies to fill, since Senate Republicans held up President Barack Obama's nominees. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Gets A Head Start On Shaping The Federal Courts

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Abid Qureshi, a partner at the law firm Latham & Watkins, has been nominated to fill a spot on the federal court in Washington, D.C. Latham & Watkins LLP via AP hide caption

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Pat Smith speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month. Smith's son Sean was killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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