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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing Sept. 6. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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"We covered a wide range of issues, and it was very helpful, very productive and very important," Sen. Susan Collins said of her meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Collins Says Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Called Roe v. Wade 'Settled Law'

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., flanked by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (left), and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., at a news conference Thursday, where they said they will sue the National Archives if they don't get the documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that they requested. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Activists from Concerned Women for America make a stop on their bus tour in Indianapolis, where Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is facing pressure from the right as he prepares to vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh just weeks before Election Day. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Kavanaugh Fight Puts Vulnerable Senators In A Tight Spot

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President Trump mouths the words, "You're fired," during a signing ceremony for the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Is Trump About To Be Able To Say 'You're Fired' To A Lot More People?

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Anti-gun violence advocate and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Emma Gonzales, center, at a rally in Chicago in June. The students from the Parkland, Fla., school have become vocal anti-gun advocates, but a more conservative Supreme Court may stymie their efforts. Jim Young/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kavanaugh Could Tip Supreme Court Against Gun Control Laws

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Then-Supreme Court nominee Ruth Bader Ginsburg greets her husband, Martin, during her confirmation hearing in 1993. She didn't hesitate to answer questions about Roe v. Wade and other topics she considered settled law. John Duricka/AP hide caption

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The Ginsburg Rule: False Advertising By The GOP

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (from left), Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Vice President Pence met on Capitol Hill Tuesday, ahead of meetings with Republican senators. Democrats vow to challenge Kavanaugh's nomination in upcoming hearings. Chip Somodevilla/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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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. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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