U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's first opportunity to weigh in on abortion and contraception could come as early as this week, as the high court decides whether to take up a Mississippi case.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 14. On Thursday, the committee voted to advance her nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
Activists on opposite sides of the abortion debate demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court during the annual anti-abortion-rights event known as the March for Life, on Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C.
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Judge Amy Coney Barrett, pictured in 2018, is 48 years old and would likely serve for decades to come on the high court if confirmed by the Senate.
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News crews set up in front of the Supreme Court early Monday morning in Washington, D.C. President Trump is expected to announce his choice for Supreme Court justice Monday evening.
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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.
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