Photos: Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing gets underway

Amy Coney Barrett carry "pro-life" signs and posters with her likeness outside the Supreme Court.
Supporters of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rally at the Supreme Court on Monday.
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Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing began Monday as the Republican-led Senate charged ahead to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with President Trump’s pick, aiming to cement the conservative court majority before election day.

Barrett was wearing a face mask, as were all the roughly 100 people in the cavernous hearing room.

Barring a dramatic development, Republicans appear to have the votes to confirm the 48-year-old conservative appellate judge to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs following the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice on Capitol Hill on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. With less than a month until the presidential election, President Donald Trump tapped Amy Coney Barrett to be his third Supreme Court nominee in just four years. If confirmed, Barrett would replace the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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With wipes and hand sanitizer between them, Lindsey Graham and Dianne Feinstein, wearing masks, chat.
Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) talk before the confirmation hearing.
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Wearing suits and dresses, children of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett arrive on Capitol Hill.
The children of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett arrive on Capitol Hill before the start of her confirmation hearing.
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett speaks during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett removes her mask during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing
Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett removes her mask during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice in the Hart Senate Office Building on October 12, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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A closeup of Amy Coney Barrett in a black protective mask.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens at the start of Monday’s hearing.
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Sen. Charles Grassley appears to be taking a photo with his phone before the hearing.
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) uses his phone before the hearing.
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Amy Coney Barrett walks to her seat before the confirmation hearing.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett arrives at her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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An overview of the hearing room shows senators, spaced a few feet apart, and Amy Coney Barrett seated at a desk.
The confirmation hearing room as proceedings get underway.
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Sen. Chuck Grassley chats with a woman prior to the start of the hearing.
Sen. Chuck Grassley arrives at the hearing, the start of what Lindsey Graham later said he expected to be a “long, contentious week.”
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Amy Coney Barrett, masked, takes a seat behind a desk that has water, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes.
Barrett takes a seat. Democrats are expected to stress her opposition to the Affordable Care Act during the hearings.
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A namecard for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rests on a desk.
A namecard for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett rests on a desk prior to the hearing.
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The conservative judge has batted away questions in long and lively exchanges, insisting she would bring no personal agenda to the court.