Supreme court showdown

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Battle lines are being drawn in the fight over the next Supreme Court nominee.

 President Trump is likely to make a pick who will be much more conservative than retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, a key swing vote on key liberal wins including gay marriage.

 Republicans are pushing to confirm a new justice by fall.

 Democrats argue a vote should wait until after the November midterms.

 Their hopes could lie in the slim advantage Republicans hold in the Senate.

 Some are hoping to win over senators including Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, known for supporting abortion rights. 

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