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Trump presides over Kavanaugh swearing-in ceremony

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in his ceremonial public swearing-in with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as President Trump and Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House. 

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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in his ceremonial public swearing-in with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as President Trump and Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the...more

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in his ceremonial public swearing-in with retired Justice Anthony Kennedy as President Trump and Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh participates in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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President Donald Trump speaks next to Brett Kavanaugh as they participate in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump speaks next to Brett Kavanaugh as they participate in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump speaks next to Brett Kavanaugh as they participate in a ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret participate in Kavanaugh's ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret participate in Kavanaugh's ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh's wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret participate in Kavanaugh's ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after Brett Kavanaugh announces that he is the first justice on the court to ever hire a staff of entirely female clerks. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after Brett Kavanaugh announces that he is the first justice on the court to ever hire a staff of entirely female clerks. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauds after Brett Kavanaugh announces that he is the first justice on the court to ever hire a staff of entirely female clerks. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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White House Counsel Don McGahn (L-R), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

White House Counsel Don McGahn (L-R), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

White House Counsel Don McGahn (L-R), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Supreme Court Associate Justices (L-R) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justices (L-R) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justices (L-R) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito listen from the front row. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Senator Orrin Hatch and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell arrive for the ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Orrin Hatch and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell arrive for the ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Orrin Hatch and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell arrive for the ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks before his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks before his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks before his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his ceremonial oath. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his ceremonial oath. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his ceremonial oath. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh looks at his wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh looks at his wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh looks at his wife Ashley and daughters Liza and Margaret. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh speaks during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein takes photos for a guest. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein takes photos for a guest. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein takes photos for a guest. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh talks with President Trump during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh talks with President Trump during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh talks with President Trump during his ceremonial public swearing-in. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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