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The Senate on Monday begins the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s choice to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.CreditCredit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times
Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

A deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off four days of contentious confirmation hearings on Monday for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, drawing battle lines that could reverberate through the election.

Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the committee’s chairman, left little doubt about where the proceedings were…

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