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Brett Kavanaugh arrives at the Supreme Court this morning for his first argument day, and everyone will be watching to see if the court’s newest member will join his new colleagues in their quick-fire questioning. We take a look at the arguments, which confront the Armed Career Criminal Act. Although the justices may be hoping for a quiet term after Kavanaugh’s bitter confirmation, one of the most politically tinged issues is back at the court—partisan gerrymandering. Kirkland & Ellis partner Paul Clement is hoping the justices will jump again into the thorny issue in his North Carolina case. We do a run-through of his arguments.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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Marcia Coyle

Marcia Coyle, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. Contact her at mcoyle@alm.com. On Twitter: @MarciaCoyle

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