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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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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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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to obtain cellphone location information routinely collected by wireless providers. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

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Home goods seller Wayfair and other e-commerce companies had attempted to challenge a South Dakota law that levies taxes on purchases made through certain online retailers. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Some Online Purchases Will Cost More

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In this June 1, 2017 file photo Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is seen during an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Justice Neil Gorsuch Votes 100 Percent Of The Time With Most Conservative Colleague

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