PHOTOS: Kavanaugh-Ford Hearings and Protests

A Supreme Court seat is on the line as both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify on a sexual assault Ford claims happened when they were in high school. The two appeared at a tumultuous hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.

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Republican Senators, from left, Mike Crapo, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee listen as Christine Blasey Ford testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., after speaking during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about an investigation, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Sen. Flake for a one week investigation into sexual assault allegation against the high court nominee.
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Democrat senators walk out of a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, Sept. 28, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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Women lawmakers leave the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room as committee members vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Capitol Police arrest demonstrators for protesting against Brett Kavanaugh's nomination as an associate justice on the Supreme Court as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers his nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2018.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, speaks to members of the press in the Senate Basement on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Members of the House of Representatives, who oppose the nomination of the Supreme Court associate justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, wait to enter the Senate Judiciary Committee vote in Dirksen Building on his nomination on Sept. 28, 2018. From left: Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., Sheila Jackson Lee, R-Texas, Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Julia Brownley, D-Calif.
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People gather to protest Brett Kavanaugh on the day that he and Christine Blasey Ford testified on Capitol Hill on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Flowers and notes supporting Christine Blasey Ford sit on the steps of the Supreme Court on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Police arrest protestors demonstrate against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh near the Supreme Court on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, points to poster replicas of Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook as he questions Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Edward Kavanaugh and his wife Martha Kavanaugh, parents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, listen to testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Brett Kavanaugh holds hands with his wife, Ashley, as he arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham adresses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as he testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.
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Christine Blasey Ford listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in before testifying during the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Christine Blasey Ford, center, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Chairman Chuck Grassley called for a "safe, comfortable and dignified" hearing Thursday on a sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh as the panel opened a historic hearing that promises to shape the Supreme Court's future and redefine the "Me Too" era.
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Actress Alyssa Milano walks to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing after a break on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, with Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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Phoenix prosecutor Rachel Mitchell questions Christine Blasey Ford as Senators, from left, Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Senators Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, and Kamala Harris, D-California, are seen during testimony by Judge Brett Kavanaugh during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) (L) delivers coffee to Christine Blasey Ford (R) as she testifies before the committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. A professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland.
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Anita Hill wipes her eye after speaking at the University of Utah on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Hill has been back in the spotlight since Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. Hill's 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation. Thomas was confirmed anyway, but the hearing ushered in a new awareness of sexual harassment.
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A protester displays a message in support of sexual assault survivors on her palm in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her.
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A supporter of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh wears stickers on his jacket while standing inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Liberty University students demonstrate in support of the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as Christine Blasey Ford testifies on a extraordinary hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on Sept. 27, 2018.
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Protesters demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Pro-Kavanaugh demonstrators gather on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C, as Christine Blasey Ford testifies against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
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Rachel Mitchell, a prosecutor from Arizona, appears at the hearing of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2018.
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Actor and women's rights activist Alyssa Milano speaks with the media after she arrived for the Senate Judiciary hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.
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Demonstrators against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Hart US Senate office building in Washington, D.C, on Sept. 27, 2018.
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Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
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Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
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