In choosing Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions as his nominee for U.S. attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected a reliably conservative and outspoken critic of some the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent and most controversial liberal-leaning rulings.

Here’s a snapshot of what Sessions had to say on a few of those cases—including voting rights, same-sex marriage and religious freedom—and about the Supreme Court nominations of Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The big cases

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